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The compendium (Part 2) -B- BALLOON MELANOCYTE: an abnormally large melanocyte that has abundant, clear cytoplasm and a normal nucleus. The ballooned appearance of these cells is due to abnormal melanosome development. BALLOONING: “intracellular edema” of epidermis and epithelial structures of adnexa, recognizably morphologically as swollen pale cytoplasm of affected spinous cells. Rupture of decidedly […]