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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2011;16(3):166-169.
Published online September 30, 2011.
Cellular Blue Nevus of the Finger: A Case Report
Tae Hwan Park, Kwan Koo Yeo, Choong Hyun Chang
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. eppeen@hanmail.net
Received: 5 May 2011   • Revised: 21 June 2011   • Accepted: 14 August 2011
Abstract
We experienced an unusual case of the cellular nevus on the dorsal surface of the second metacarpophalangeal joint. We performed a local excision followed by immunohistochemical analysis. Cellular blue nevus should be considered in the differential diagnosis when a characteristic blue-black mass is found in the finger. Accurate diagnosis based on immunohistochemical analysis, appropriate surgical treatment and vigilant follow-up are mandatory to prevent any malignant transformation.
 


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