Term:Nevus, Blue
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Definition:Usually a benign tumor, that commonly presents as a solitary blue nodule with spindled MELANOCYTES covered by smooth SKIN. Several variants have been identified, one variant being malignant. The blue color is caused by large, densely packed melanocytes deep in the DERMIS of the nevus. In CHILDREN, they usually occur on the BUTTOCKS and LUMBOSACRAL REGION and are referred to as cellular blue nevi. Malignant blue nevi are more commonly found on the SCALP.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Blue Nevi;   Cellular Blue Nevi;   Cellular Blue Nevus
 primary_id: MESH:D018329;   RDO:0001737
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Symbol Object Name JBrowse Chr Start Stop Reference
G Glmn glomulin, FKBP associated protein JBrowse link 14 3,204,390 3,247,703 RGD:8554872

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  disease 14823
    disease of cellular proliferation 5574
      Neoplasms by Histologic Type 3427
        Nevi and Melanomas 440
          Nevus 17
            Nevus, Pigmented 7
              Nevus, Blue 1
                Blue Nevi, Familial Multiple 0
                Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome 1
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