Nevus cell

A nevus cell is a variant of a melanocyte.[1]:684

It is the primary component of a melanocytic nevus.[2]

Nevus cells can also be found in lymph nodes[3] and the thymus.[4]


  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ "nevus cell" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ Biddle DA, Evans HL, Kemp BL, et al. (May 2003). "Intraparenchymal nevus cell aggregates in lymph nodes: a possible diagnostic pitfall with malignant melanoma and carcinoma". Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 27 (5): 673–81. doi:10.1097/00000478-200305000-00011. PMID 12717252. 
  4. ^ Parker JR, Ro JY, Ordóñez NG (March 1999). "Benign nevus cell aggregates in the thymus: a case report". Mod. Pathol. 12 (3): 329–32. PMID 10102620.