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lentiginous

(lĕn-tĭj′ĭn-ŭs) [L. lentigo, freckle]
1. Affected by lentigo.
2. Covered with very small dots.
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Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) was the most common subtype in Blacks but was the least common subtype in NHW; API had a much higher proportion of ALM cases compared to NHW.
Recent molecular advances in determining prognosis in acral lentiginous melanoma include increased expression of c-myc oncogene activity, (27) increased p53 protein expression, (28) strong c-kit positivity in the basal epidermal cell layer29 and characteristic chromosomal amplification.
Key words: Speckled lentiginous nevus, dermatoscopy, lentigo, lentiginous nevus, mosaicism, nevus spilus
Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a rapidly progressive variant of malignant melanoma (MM).
The same holds true for the pagetoid scatter, lentiginous growth, and melanocytic atypia that help distinguish melanoma from other entities.
Upon inspection, an irregular-shaped hyperpigmented lentiginous lesion was identified, covering the anterior third of the vagina, urethral orifice, both labia and the clitoris (Figure 1).
A preceding in-situ phase is seen in: Lentigo maligna, Superficial spreading melanoma, Acral lentiginous melanoma.
Fatal melanoma arising in a zosteriform speckled lentiginous naevus.
Melanoma is typically divided into 4 types: superficial spreading, nodular, lentigo maligna, and acral lentiginous.
Sir, speckled and lentiginous nevi may be viewed as a type of congenital melanocytic lesion which is lentiginous in early childhood and which might develop palpable components at puberty in a 'speckled' distribution.
Acral lentiginous melanomas develop on palmar, plantar and subungual skin and are, with few exceptions, the only form of melanoma occurring in black people.
All lesions then were biopsied and sent for histopathologic examination, which diagnosed 15 melanomas (10 in situ and 5 invasive melanomas) and 38 nevi (30 Clark's nevi, 4 lentiginous nevi, and 4 congenital pattern nevi).