Definition

The globular pattern is characterized by the presence of numerous, variously sized, round to oval structures with various shades of brown and gray-black coloration.

Diagnostic significance

A globular pattern is found in Clark nevi and also in Unna nevi, both belonging to the spectrum of acquired melanocytic nevi. Commonly a combination of the reticular and globular patterns is observed in Clark nevi and also in congenital nevi. A pure globular pattern may be seen in seborrheic keratosis.