Pigmented spindle cell nevus

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Pigmented spindle cell nevus
Other namesPigmented spindle cell tumor of Reed,[1] pigmented variant of Spitz nevus[1]
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Micrograph of a pigmented spindle cell nevus (top of image). H&E stain.

A pigmented spindle cell nevus is a skin condition characterized by a dark brown to black macule or papule, usually less than 6 mm.[1]

It was characterized in 1975.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b c Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. 1730–2. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.
  2. ^ James J. Nordlund (2006). The pigmentary system: physiology and pathophysiology. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1093–. ISBN 978-1-4051-2034-0. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  3. ^ Reed, RJ.; Ichinose, H.; Clark, WH.; Mihm, MC. (Jun 1975). "Common and uncommon melanocytic nevi and borderline melanomas". Semin Oncol. 2 (2): 119–47. PMID 1234372.

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