Dermal Nevus whose brown pigment reflects blue light and absorbs other light wavelengths
Round, regular, slightly elevated blue appearing nevus with size <5mm
V. Signs: Cellular Blue Nevus (variant)
Uncommon variant that is 1 cm and typically located on the buttock
Transformation into Melanoma is rare but can occur
Lesions are dark and may be difficult to distinguish from Melanoma
Biopsy suspicious lesions
Habif (2003) Clinical Dermatology, 4th ed.. Mosby, p. 773-813
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