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Sunday, 25 November 2007

Scar lentigo

This 52-year-old man was operated 4 years before of a benign nevus of the lumbar area. The lesion was completely excised and pathologist concluded to a jentigo. 4 years after he consulted for this pigmentation appearing on two places of the scar. Dermoscopy revealed a faint pseudo-network of light-brown color with a moth-eaten border which was in favor of a scar lentigo. There were no signs of recurrence of a nevus or a melanoma. A follow-up was proposed.


1 - D.Weedon, Skin Pathology, second edition, p 822
2 - Melanotic pigmentation in excision scars of melanocytic and non melanocytic skin tumors. Botella-Estrada et al. J Cutan Pathol 1999 Mar; 26(3):137-44