Eyelid melanocytic tumors
Nevi of eyelid

Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Minor changes: 28 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Nevi [title] of eyelid

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Eyelid: nevi of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidnevi.html. Accessed June 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • On cutaneous or conjunctival surface, commonly on lid margin
  • Usually junctional (nests of nevus cells at border of epidermis and dermis) or compound (nests at junction and within dermis)
  • Usually acquired
  • Rarely give rise to melanoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nevus cells with bland nuclei
  • May be multinucleated
  • No / rare atypia, no / rare mitotic figures
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