senile lentigo


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Related to senile lentigo: chafing, actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis, cutaneous papilloma, senile purpura, lentigo senilis

lentigo

 [len-ti´go] (L.)
a flat, brownish pigmented spot on the skin due to increased deposition of melanin and an increased number of melanocytes; a freckle. (See Atlas 2, Part O.)
lentigo malig´na (malignant lentigo) see lentigo maligna melanoma.
senile lentigo (lentigo seni´lis,) (solar lentigo) a small smooth round brownish patch appearing on the face, neck, or back of the hands of many older people, caused by an increase in pigment; these are entirely harmless. Although these spots are associated with aging, it is not age that is the principal cause but many years of exposure to sun and wind. Called also liver spot.

se·nile len·ti·go

a variably pigmented benign lentigo occurring on exposed skin of older white people.

liver spot

A nonspecific lay term for red-brown skin lesions associated with ageing—e.g., pigmented seborrheic keratosis and lentigo senilis.

se·nile len·ti·go

(sen'il len-tī'gō)
A variably pigmented lentigo occurring on exposed skin of old white people.
Synonym(s): liver spot.

lentigo

regularly bordered brown macules (resembling large freckles) common on dorsum of hands in the elderly
  • lentigo maligna; malignant lentigo; Hutchison's melanotic freckle brown or black, slowly enlarging melanoma of moderate malignancy, characteristically affecting facial skin in the elderly

  • senile lentigo; liver spot; age spot variably pigmented lentigo of sun-exposed skin of elderly Caucasians; fawn-brown, sharply demarcated and slightly raised oval/irregular hyperpigmented patches