nevus cell


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ne·vus cell

the cell of a pigmented cutaneous nevus that differs from a normal melanocyte in that it lacks dendrites.
Synonym(s): nevocyte

ne·vus cell

(nē'vŭs sel, tīp)
The cell of a pigmented cutaneous nevus that differs from a normal melanocyte in that it lacks dendrites.
Synonym(s): naevus cell.
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31) Irrespective of nomenclature, these lesions are histopathologically characterized by a trizonal pattern consisting of (1) atypical junctional proliferation of melanocytes with pagetoid spread above the basal layer; (2) prominent dermal fibrous scarlike tissue containing large, irregular, and confluent melanocytic nests; and (3) residual nevus cells adjacent to or below the scar.
2) Other proposals have included a growth stimulation signal mediated by residual nevus cells, (5) repopulation by adnexal structures, (3,35) and regrowth from the residual dermal nevus, as evidenced by perivascular S100 protein+/factor VIII-/factor XlIIa-fibroblast-like nevus cells within the scar of RN.
Not applicable because the nevus cells in these cases were superficial and confined to the epidermal-dermal junction or were above the papillary dermis.