Mongolian spot

Mongolian spot n a bluish pigmented area near the base of the spine that is present at birth esp. in Asian, southern European, American Indian, and black infants and that usu. disappears during childhood called also blue spot, Mongol spot

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a congenital melanocytic nevus that is flat, smooth, and blue-gray to brown; the usual location is in the lumbosacral area. It occurs far more in dark-skinned people (especially those of East Asian or Native American ancestry) than in light-skinned individuals, and it usually disappears before 5 years of age. Called also blue or sacral s. and mongolian macula.

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