Skin-melanocytic tumor
Nevi
Balloon cell nevus

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 30 January 2017, last major update March 2013

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Clinical features
  • Nevus in which most melanocytes are large, pale with foamy or finely vacuolated cytoplasm, but no atypia
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Balloon cell nevus of conjunctiva

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Site unspecified

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis
  • Balloon cell melanoma: has radial growth phase, mitoses and other melanoma cells in vertical growth component