Skin-melanocytic tumor
Active Nevus

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 April 2017, last major update March 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: active nevus [title] skin
Cite this page: Active Nevus. website. Accessed October 16th, 2018.
  • "Active nevus" terminology is no longer used
  • Comments below are for historical purposes only
Clinical features
  • Solitary, small, very dark and papular nevus with prominent junctional component, melanocytic hyperplasia and intraepidermal melanin
  • Often increased cellularity, dermal inflammation, prominent nucleoli and occasional mitotic figures
  • Benign behavior