Melanocytic tumors

Nevus of Ota-eyelid

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Nevus of Ota-eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidnevusofota.html. Accessed October 2nd, 2023.
Definition / general
  • Also called congenital oculodermal melanosis
  • More common in Asians and blacks
  • A form of extrasacral mongolian spot involving the distribution of the first and second branches of trigeminal nerve in face
  • Diffuse and deeply seated melanocytic lesion
  • Slight risk of uveal melanoma if skin of eyelid or periorbital area is affected
Clinical images

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Congenital subepithelial melanosis

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