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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Pigmented lesions are common and in many cases benign. Though many are benign, it is important for the physician to rule out melignancy to ensure it is not dangerous. They will do this with a biopsy to determine the diagnosis.

Classification

The three most common types are:

Causes

Causes in Alphabetical Order[1][2]

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms

  • Note: changes in skin appearance, lesion size, lesion length, any bleeding or irritation

Other Diagnostic Studies

Biopsy

Treatment

Medical Therapy

  • Solar lentigines & Freckles: reassurance, lasers or pulse light

Surgery and Device Based Therapy

Primary Prevention

  • Sunscreen
  • Annual full skin exams

References

  1. Sailer, Christian, Wasner, Susanne. Differential Diagnosis Pocket. Hermosa Beach, CA: Borm Bruckmeir Publishing LLC, 2002:77 ISBN 1591032016
  2. Kahan, Scott, Smith, Ellen G. In A Page: Signs and Symptoms. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2004:68 ISBN 140510368X



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