Skin melanocytic tumor


Halo nevus

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Last staff update: 26 April 2023

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PubMed Search: halo nevus[title]

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hale CS. Halo nevus. website. Accessed September 26th, 2023.
Definition / general
Clinical features
Clinical images

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Normal mole and halo nevus

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Depigmentation around nevi on back

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Residual melanocytes with heavy infiltration by lymphocytes and histiocytes that destroy pigment containing cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Angel Fernandez-Flores, M.D., Ph.D.
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Various images

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CD3 (T cells)

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CD20 (B cells)

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Melan A

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Early regression

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CD8+ T cells

Differential diagnosis
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