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Wednesday 19 March 2008

Stars in the sky...

A 68-year-old man with a pigmented lesion on the sternal area.

Dermoscopy revealed many a non melanocytic lesion, many milia-like cysts, some crypts and papillary structures, in favor of a seborrheic keratosis.

In the picture above exophytic papillary structures are well seen (Rectangle)

Milia-like cysts
are found in seborrheic keratoses. Nevertheless, they can be present in papillomatous dermal , congenital nevi and melanomas.

Milia-like cysts are often described as "stars in the sky"