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Spring 2018, Vol. 26 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2018) 26, 27-29

Case Report

A solitary and asymptomatic papule on the face of a 46-year-old woman


Y Zhao 趙雲, T Sanusi, CZ Huang 黃長征


Balloon cell naevus (BCN) is a rare melanocytic naevus variant and mainly occurs during the first three decades of life, mostly presenting as small pigmented papule or nodule. This report describes an unusual clinical presentation of BCN at a climacteric age and the characteristic features of histopathology of this rare type of naevus.


Keywords: Balloon cell, naevus, pathology

關鍵詞: 氣球細胞、痣、病理