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Nevus, Blue

"Nevus, Blue" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Usually a benign tumor, that commonly presents as a solitary blue nodule with spindled MELANOCYTES covered by smooth SKIN. Several variants have been identified, one variant being malignant. The blue color is caused by large, densely packed melanocytes deep in the DERMIS of the nevus. In CHILDREN, they usually occur on the BUTTOCKS and LUMBOSACRAL REGION and are referred to as cellular blue nevi. Malignant blue nevi are more commonly found on the SCALP.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Nevus, Blue" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Nevus, Blue" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 32 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2003 and 2010
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