Angiotropic neonatal congenital melanocytic nevus: how extravascular migration of melanocytes may explain the development of congenital nevi.

@article{Barnhill2010AngiotropicNC,
  title={Angiotropic neonatal congenital melanocytic nevus: how extravascular migration of melanocytes may explain the development of congenital nevi.},
  author={Raymond L. Barnhill and Mark A Chastain and Myles S Jerdan and C{\'e}l{\`e}ste Lebb{\'e} and Anne Janin and Claire Lugassy},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={495-9}
}
In the following report we describe a medium-sized congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) on the upper back of a female patient biopsied at 9 days of age. This case is a unique variant of CMN occurring in the neonatal period that mimics malignant melanoma. This is not only because of histologic features such as a large round or ovoid cellular phenotype of melanocytes mimicking melanoma cells but also because of conspicuous angiotropism, a finding not previously reported in such CMN. Immunostaining… CONTINUE READING
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