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Case 149 - Discussion

Uploaded: 2010-10-27, Updated: 2010-10-27


Intranodal melanocytic nevocellular inclusions (nodal nevi)

Nodal nevi mostly form small compact aggregates in the fibrous capsule or trabeculae of lymph  nodes, and occasional in the nodal parenchyma or sinusoids. The incidence in regional lymph nodes excised for malignancy has been reported to be between 1-22%.
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