Skin melanocytic tumor
Nevi
Meyerson nevus

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

Revised: 14 September 2018, last major update February 2017

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Cite this page: Hale, C. Meyerson nevus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skintumormelanocyticmeyersonsnevus.html. Accessed October 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • First described in 1971 (Arch Dermatol 1971;103:510)
  • Solitary, pruritic, erythematous eruption encircling a pre-existing pigmented nevus
Terminology
Epidemiology
Sites
  • Usually trunk and proximal upper extremities
Case reports
Treatment
Dermoscopy
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Epidermal spongiosis and dermal inflammation (CD3+ lymphocytes) associated with a usual type junctional or compound nevus
  • At most mild atypia, no regression (by definition)
Differential diagnosis