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Blue nevi may be divided into the following types::701
- A Patch blue nevus (also known as an "Acquired dermal melanocytosis," and "Dermal melanocyte hamartoma") is a cutaneous condition characterized by a diffusely gray-blue area that may have superimposed darker macules.
- Blue nevus of Jadassohn–Tièche (also known as a "Common blue nevus," and "Nevus ceruleus") is a cutaneous condition characterized by a steel-blue papule or nodule.:701
- Cellular blue nevi are a cutaneous condition characterized by large, firm, blue or blue-black nodules.:701
- Epithelioid blue nevi are a cutaneous condition most commonly seen in patients with the Carney complex.:701
- A deep penetrating nevus is a type of benign melanocytic skin tumor characterized, as its name suggests, by penetration into the deep dermis and/or subcutis. Smudged chromatic is a typical finding. In some cases mitotic figures or atypical melanocytic cytology are seen, potentially mimicking a malignant melanoma. Evaluation by an expert skin pathologist is advisable in some cases to help differentiate from invasive melanoma.:701
- An Amelanotic blue nevus (also known as a "Hypomelanotic blue nevus") is a cutaneous condition characterized by mild atypia and pleomorphism.:701
- A malignant blue nevus is a cutaneous condition characterized by a sheet-like growth pattern, mitoses, necrosis, and cellular atypia.:701
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- Blue Nevi at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
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