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A neural nevus is composed of an intradermal profiferation of pink spindled cells.

These type C melanocytes have abundant pink cytoplasm and a spindled look that may elicit the thought of a neurofibroma.


A neural nevus (a.k.a neurotized nevus) is typically intradermal. They are composed of type C nevus cells which are spindled, and hence, may be confused with a neurofibroma (Rapini).


Rapini RP.Practical Dermatopathology. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2005: 263.

Last updated: 2012-02-07
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