Ann Dermatol.  2011 Feb;23(1):115-118. 10.5021/ad.2011.23.1.115.

Four Cases of Lobulated Intradermal Nevus: A Sign of Aging Melanocytic Nevus

  • 1Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Melanocytic nevi are subject to change with age in both clinical and histopathologic findings. In 1991, Cho et al. first reported three cases of lobulated intradermal nevi and suggested their cases represented an unusual form of regressing melanocytic nevus. Herein we report four cases of lobulated intradermal nevus and review previous literature.


Lobulated intradermal nevus

MeSH Terms

Nevus, Intradermal
Nevus, Pigmented


  • Fig. 1 (A) A brownish to black lobulated corymbiform tumor with hair growth, on back. (B) A dark brown raspberry-shaped tumor with a few satellite lesions on abdomen. (C) A dark brown raspberry-shaped tumors of chest. (D) A light brown-colored raspberry-shaped scalp tumor.

  • Fig. 2 Punch biopsy specimen showing (A) intradermal nevus with irregularly distributed fatty degeneration (H&E, ×100). (B and C) Intradermal nevus with isolated space filled with nevus cells (H&E, ×100). (D) Intradermal nevus with fibrotic changes in some areas, and sparse fatty degeneration (H&E, ×100).

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