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Sunday 20 July 2008

Solar lentigos

Case 1: clinical image

The clinical aspect of a solar lentigo* is a light brown macule.
(* other denominations: lentigo actinica, senile lentigo)

Case 1: dermoscopic image

2 types of patterns can be observed:
  • reticular pattern with regular meshes and thin lines
  • homogeneous pattern
In all cases, the pattern has a sharp demarcation and a light brown to tan colour.

Case 2: dermoscopic image

In the 2nd case, the moth eaten borders are one of the typical aspects of solar lentigos.

Another dermoscopic feature sometimes observed is fingerprint-like structures.

Other cases: 1