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1/5. Combined nevi of the conjunctiva.

    OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical and histologic features of combined nevi of the conjunctiva, a type of nevus that is not uncommon in the skin but rarely has been reported in the conjunctiva. methods: Conjunctival nevi and melanomas in the files of the University of california at san francisco eye pathology Laboratory from 1984 to 1999 were reviewed for the presence of features of both standard nevocytic nevi and blue nevi. Clinical histories and, when available, clinical photographs were obtained. RESULTS: Thirty combined nevi were discovered between 1984 and 1999. One case before 1984 had been incorrectly diagnosed as a junctional nevus. The dendritic and spindle-shaped blue nevus cells had been overlooked because they were not recognized as distinct from the standard nevocytic nevus cells. The recognition of blue as well as a brown color, a deep as well as a superficial component in the lesion, or a history of pigmentation since birth may help to establish the correct clinical diagnosis and prevent an unnecessarily deep surgical resection. Although growth of the lesion or "satellites" in some may favor a clinical diagnosis of melanoma, no lesions in this series were malignant. CONCLUSION: Despite a paucity of reports of combined nevi of the conjunctiva in the medical literature, this type of nevus, a combination of a nevocytic and a blue nevus, is common and has been overlooked in the past.
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2/5. Common blue naevus with satellite lesions: possible perivascular dissemination resulting in a clinical resemblance to malignant melanoma.

    We report a case of common blue naevus with polymorphous guttate and linear satellite lesions, thereby mimicking peripherally spreading malignant melanoma. Histopathologic examination showed that the naevus cells are clustered around blood vessels in the primary as well as satellite lesions, suggestive of spreading of the naevus cells along the perivascular space. Such biological behaviour resulting in a clinical manifestation of a malignant melanoma-like lesion is a rarity in common blue naevus, a benign cutaneous disorder that is devoid of a malignant potential, and has not been described before.
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3/5. Combined nevi of the conjunctiva.

    PURPOSE: To report the clinical and histologic features of combined nevi of the conjunctiva, a type of nevus that is not uncommon in the skin but has rarely been reported in the conjunctiva. methods: Conjunctival nevi and melanomas from the files of the University of california, san francisco, eye pathology laboratory were reviewed from 1984 to 1999 for the presence of features of both standard nevocytic nevi and blue nevi. Clinical histories and, when available, clinical photographs were obtained. RESULTS: Thirty-one combined nevi were discovered during the 15-year period between 1984 and 1999. One case before 1984 had been incorrectly diagnosed as a junctional nevus. The dendritic and spindle-shaped blue nevus cells had been overlooked because they were not recognized as distinct from the standard nevocytic nevus cells. The recognition of a blue as well as a brown color, a deep as well as a superficial component in the lesion, or a history of pigmentation since birth may help to establish the correct clinical diagnosis and prevent an unnecessarily deep surgical resection. Although growth of the lesion or "satellites" in some patients may favor a clinical diagnosis of melanoma, none of the lesions in this series were malignant. CONCLUSION: Despite a paucity of reports of combined nevi of the conjunctiva in the medical literature, this type of nevus--a combination of a nevocytic and a blue nevus--is common and has been overlooked in the past.
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4/5. Blue nevus with satellitosis mimicking malignant melanoma.

    Blue nevus rarely develops a malignant melanoma. The loss of the regular border and the development of satellite lesions are ominous clinical indicators of the malignant change. A case is presented in which both of these clinical features--irregular border and satellite lesions--were present, but no malignant change was observed histopathologically. To our knowledge, such a single nodule with satellite lesions mimicking malignant melanoma has not been described previously.
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5/5. Malignant melanoma arising in a blue nevus with features of pilar neurocristic hamartoma.

    A 65-year-old man presented with a history of a giant blue plaque of the parietal scalp since childhood. biopsy revealed a cellular blue nevus. The blue nevus was observed for 10 years and thought to be unchanged until a new adjacent lesion was noted. biopsy of the new lesion revealed metastatic malignant melanoma. A wide excision was performed of the original lesion which revealed malignant melanoma arising in a blue nevus. Areas within the blue nevus were consistent with a pilar neurocristic hamartoma, whereas other areas were consistent with a common blue nevus. Subsequent satellite metastases developed, with early metastases resembling blue nevi except for the absence of a stromal component and the presence of hyperchromatic nuclei. Later metastases were typical of metastatic melanoma. This case illustrates the uncommon evolution of malignant melanoma from a blue nevus. The histological features and relationship between melanoma, blue nevus, and pilar neurocristic hamartoma are reviewed.
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