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Friday 29 August 2008

Labial lentigo

A 15-year-old girl consulted for this acquired pigmented lesion on her lower lip.
This lesion was solitary.

Dermoscopy revealed a pigmentation with a parallel pattern of light-brown to dark-brown streaks which were linear or curvilinear.

This dermoscopic presentation was quite typical of lentigos of the mucous membranes.

We must note that melanoma-specific criteria (atypical pigment network, irregular dots and globules, blue-white veil etc...) are not found in benign lentigos of the oral and genital mucous membranes.

In our case, a biopsy was performed and confirmed the diagnosis of benign labial lentigo.