Balloon Cell Nevus
Last major update: November 2008 - next update November 2009
Revised: 27 June 2009
Author: Nat Pernick, M.D., PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
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● Most melanocytes are large, pale with foamy or finely vacuolated cytoplasm but no atypia
Contributed by Dr. Amy Lynn, Toledo, Ohio Balloon cell nevus of conjunctiva
● Melanocytic markers
● Balloon cell melanoma - has radial growth phase, mitoses, and other types of melanoma cells in vertical growth component
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