lentigo malignamedical dictionary

A brown or black mottled, irregularly outlined, slowly enlarging lesion resembling a lentigo in which there are increased numbers of scattered atypical melanocytes in the epidermis, usually occurring on the face of older persons; after many years the dermis may be invaded and the lesion is then termed lentigo maligna melanoma.

Synonyms: Hutchinson's freckle, melanotic freckle.

(05 Mar 2000)

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