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November 1971

Junctional Activity Recurring Over an Incompletely Removed Balloon Cell Nevus

Author Affiliations

Colorado Springs, Colo

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(5):513-514. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000230055008

Microscopic study of a pigmented lesion appearing at the site of an incompletely removed balloon cell nevus revealed a combined mole with an active junctional component and without evidence of remaining balloon cells. This behavior lends credence to the theory that the balloon cell is a form of dermal nevus cell, conceivably a precursor.

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