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len·tig·i·nes

(len-tij'i-nēz),
Plural of lentigo.
[L.]

lentigo

(len-ti'go) plural.lentigines [L., freckle] Freckle.
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LENTIGO MALIGNA: SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Carl Washington, MD

lentigo maligna

A pigmented lesion of the skin in which a large number of superficial, atypical melanocytes are found. Synonym: Hutchinson's freckle
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lentigo senilis

Solar lentigo.

solar lentigo

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
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Senile lentigines in this study was found in 34 cases [17%].
Although XP can be suspected by clinical features such as extreme UV sensibility in exposed areas and the appearance of numerous lentigines or skin cancer at early ages, molecular genetic testing is recommended for confirmation of the patient's mutation and complementation group characterization.
Hexsel, "Treatment of solar lentigines," Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol.
Photorejuvenation based skin treatments are used widely in various skin diseases such as acne, acne scars, rosacea, matted telangiectasia, lentigines cherry, angioma and spider angioma, red or blue facial and leg veins.
Caucasian populations tend to have more nevi on the upper arm compared to the lower arm, said the study, and the lower arm was more likely to include lentigines (liver spots), which could be mistaken for nevi.
This name is the acronym of the words denoting its manifestations: lentigines, electrocardiographic abnormalities, ocular hypertelorism, pulmonary valve stenosis, abnormal genitalia, retardation of growth, and deafness.
Among the indications: excoriated acne, melasma, elastosis of various parts of the skin, actinic keratoses, and lentigines. Plenty of resources are appended, and readers are referred to the International Peeling Society for further information.
Melanin located only inside corneocytes is commonly a feature of benign neoplasms, including juvenile and solar lentigines. Presence of atypical melanocytes in the SC strongly suggests a possible malignant melanoma (Figure 8(b)), but also, in rare instances, a benign melanoacanthoma [7, 8, 26, 27].
Study 1 frequencies: believes she can (2014) [24] develop a skin cancer (Yes = 25/52); concerned about lentigines (Yes = 48/52) and wrinkles (Yes = 35/52).
Melanin is essential for protecting human skin against radiation, but the accumulation of abnormal melanin induces pigmentation disorders, such as melasma, freckles, ephelide, and senile lentigines (Rees 2003).
(16.) Langley RG, Burton E, Walsh N, Propperova I, Murray SJ: In vivo confocal scanning laser microscopy of benign lentigines: comparison to conventional histology and in vivo characteristics of lentigo maligna.