Last major update: November 2008 - next update November 2009
Revised: 27 June 2009
Author: Nat Pernick, M.D., PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
Copyright: (c) 2002-2009, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
● “Active nevus” terminology not in widespread use
● Commonly before age 20 years
● Solitary, small, very dark and papular nevus with prominent junctional component, melanocytic hyperplasia, intraepidermal melanin
● Often increased cellularity, dermal inflammation, prominent nucleoli and occasional mitotic figures
● Benign behavior
End of Skin-Melanocytic Tumors > Active Nevus
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