Large blue gray ovoid nests

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 Author(s): Ralph P. Braun, Katrin Kerl
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Description In this chapter we describe large blue gray ovoid nests and its histopathological correlation
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Katrin Kerl
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Ovoid nests are large, discrete, and well-circumscribed, pigmented ovoid areas, larger than globules. When a network is absent, ovoid nests are highly suggestive of basal cell carcinoma. Ovoid nests correspond on histopathology to dermal aggregates of pigmented basal cell carcinoma [1].

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References

  1. Lallas et al.: Dermoscopy in the diagnosis and management of basal cell carcinoma. Future Oncol 2015;11:2975-84. PMID: 26450622. DOI.