Childhood malignant blue nevus of the ear associated with two intracranial melanocytic tumors-metastases or neurocutaneous melanosis?

Blue nevus is an uncommon pigmented tumor of dermal melanocytes that has traditionally been classified into common and cellular variant. It is usually a skin tumor in adults but can become apparent in early childhood or even be present at birth. Malignant blue nevus is a rare melanocytic tumor of the skin arising from a preexisting cellular blue nevus. We report a multinodular blue nevus of the left ear in an 11-year-old girl who also had 2 intracranial melanocytic lesions. Differential diagnosis between metastases from malignant blue nevus and neurocutaneous melanosis is discussed.
AuthorsMara Popović, Zvezdana Dolenc-Strazar, Jozica Anzic, Bostjan Luzar
JournalHuman pathology (Hum Pathol) Vol. 35 Issue 10 Pg. 1292-6 (Oct 2004) ISSN: 0046-8177 [Print] United States
PMID15493000 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dura Mater
  • Ear Neoplasms (pathology)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Meningeal Neoplasms (secondary)
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary (diagnosis)
  • Nevus, Blue (pathology)
  • Skin Neoplasms (pathology)
  • Skull Neoplasms (secondary)

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