Melanotic Macules

(labial and oral melanosis, vulvar and penile melanosis, ungual melanosis, volar melanosis)
  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


Melanotic macules are well-defined flat melanocytic lesions caused by a deposit of abundant melanin in the basal layer of the epidermis, accompanied by a slight increase in the number of melanocytes.


Basal Layer Lichen Planus Pigment Lesion Rete Ridge Nail Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Massi
    • 1
  • Philip E. Leboit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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