spindle cell nevus

Spitz ne·vus

(spits),
a benign, slightly pigmented or red superficial small skin tumor composed of spindle-shaped, epithelioid, and multinucleated cells that may appear atypical; most common in children, but also appearing in adults.

spindle cell nevus

Spitz,

Sophie, U.S. pathologist, 1910-1956.
Spitz nevus - a benign, slightly pigmented or red superficial small skin tumor. Synonym(s): epithelioid cell nevus; spindle cell nevus
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When significant pigment is present in a spindled nevus, the diagnosis of pigmented spindle cell nevus of Reed is often appropriate (likely representing a Spitz variant).
In most cases, the histologic differential diagnosis was between Spitz nevus and spitzoid melanoma or between atypical nevus (such as variants of deep penetrating/clonal/inverted type-A nevus, pigmented spindle cell nevus, atypical genital nevus, atypical conjunctival nevus showing cytologic atypia, mitotic activity, limited maturation, or proliferative nodules, among others) and nevoid melanoma (Table 1).
A plexiform spindle cell nevus subsequently reported by Barnhill et al (2,3) has essentially the same histologic features.
Most variants of cutaneous nevi including combined nevus, balloon cell nevus, Spitz nevus, pigmented spindle cell nevus, and blue nevus have been reported in the conjunctiva.