Eyelid melanocytic tumors
Nevus of Ota in eyelid

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 4 May 2018, last major update March 2018

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PubMed Search: Nevus of Ota [title] in eyelid

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Eyelid: nevus of Ota in eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidnevusofota.html. Accessed January 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Also called congenital oculodermal melanosis
  • More common in Asians and blacks
  • A form of extrasacral mongolian spot involving the distribution of the first and second branches of trigeminal nerve in face
  • Diffuse and deeply seated melanocytic lesion
  • Slight risk of uveal melanoma if skin of eyelid or periorbital area is affected
Clinical images

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Congenital subepithelial
melanosis involving
skin, eyelid and sclera