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WHO Classification of Tumours
Blue nevus, NOS
Cervix uteri


Definition

A nevus characterized by the presence of benign, typically heavily pigmented, dendritic spindle-shaped melanocytes. It usually presents as a single blue or blue-black papular lesion less than 1cm in diameter.
Cervical blue nevi are most commonly located under the endocervical epithelium; occasional cases involve the ectocervix. The lesions are asymptomatic and typically found incidentally. Simple excision is usually curative

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Tavassoli FA, Devilee P (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2003



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