Skin melanocytic tumor
Nevi
Balloon cell nevus


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Revised: 2 April 2019

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Clinical features
  • Nevus in which most melanocytes are large, pale with foamy or finely vacuolated cytoplasm, but no atypia
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Balloon cell nevus of conjunctiva

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis
  • Balloon cell melanoma: has radial growth phase, mitoses and other melanoma cells in vertical growth component
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