Lentigo maligna

  • R. Dawber


Lentigo maligna (LM) is characteristically a single, impalpable, irregularly pigmented, brownish-black lesion occurring on the exposed parts, mainly the face of elderly individuals.


Hutchinson’s melanotic freckle 


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