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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.
a variably pigmented benign lentigo occurring on exposed skin of older white people.
actinic lentigoAn often multifocal lesion that affects sun-exposed skin of the elderly, characterised by reticulated “black ink” spots not present in unaffected regions.
A flat brown spot usually appearing on sun-exposed skin, such as the face or the back of the hands. They are commonly found on the skin of elderly individuals. Although they are popularly referred to as “liver spots, ” they are not caused by diseases of the liver. Synonym: lentigo senilis
See also: lentigo