Melanocytic tumors


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PubMed Search: Nevi [title] of eyelid

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Nevi-eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidnevi.html. Accessed December 3rd, 2021.
Definition / general
  • On cutaneous or conjunctival surface, commonly on lid margin
  • Usually junctional (nests of nevus cells at border of epidermis and dermis) or compound (nests at junction and within dermis)
  • Usually acquired
  • Rarely give rise to melanoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nevus cells with bland nuclei
  • May be multinucleated
  • No / rare atypia, no / rare mitotic figures
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