Eye
Conjunctiva
Spitz nevus


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Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Conjunctiva: spitz nevus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyenevispitz.html. Accessed June 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Also called spindle and epithelioid cell nevus
  • Rare; usually children
Case reports
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Lesion of eyelid

Gross description
  • Nonpigmented, pink-yellow, nodular
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large, uniform, epithelioid cells and lightly pigmented spindle cells
  • Rarely has more pigmented nevus cells
  • No / rare mitotic figures
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Lesion of eyelid

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis
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