Blue nevus

Blue nevus
Classification and external resources

Micrograph of a blue nevus showing the characteristic pigmented melanocytes between bundles of collagen. H&E stain.
ICD-10 D22 (ILDS D22.L42)
DiseasesDB 31098
MeSH D018329

Blue nevus (also known as "Blue neuronevus," "Dermal melanocytoma," and "Nevus bleu"[1]) is a type of melanocytic nevus.

It is usually described as non-cancerous,[2] but can be malignant.[3][4]


Blue nevi may be divided into the following types:[5]:701

See also


  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. 1722. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ "Blue naevus (nevus). DermNet NZ". Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  3. ^ MeSH Blue+Nevi
  4. ^ Granter SR, McKee PH, Calonje E, Mihm MC, Busam K (March 2001). "Melanoma associated with blue nevus and melanoma mimicking cellular blue nevus: a clinicopathologic study of 10 cases on the spectrum of so-called 'malignant blue nevus'". Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 25 (3): 316–23. doi:10.1097/00000478-200103000-00005. PMID 11224601. 
  5. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.