Blue Melanoma Simulating Blue Nevus

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Blue Melanoma Simulating Blue Nevus

Shawana Sharif*, Anwar Ul Haque**,Aafaq Ahmed*
*Department of Dermatology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, **Department of Pathology, AJK Medical College, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan


Blue Nevus is a distinct melanocytic neoplastic entity. Its counterpart Blue Melanoma poses serious problems in diagnosis due to subtle nature of atypical nuclear features. A case of Blue Melanoma is presented here where several pathologists had difficulty in rendering malignant diagnosis. However FNAC and then excisional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis
Key words: Blue cell Nevus, malignant melanoma, Blue cell melanoma, Blue Melanoma.


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