One-year follow-up of a lentigo maligna: first dermoscopic signs of growth

Authors

  • R. Schiffner,

    1. Clinic of Dermatology and Allergology, Hospital München Schwabing, Kölner Platz 1, D-80804 Munich, Germany
      *Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany
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  • A.M. Perusquia,

    1. Clinic of Dermatology and Allergology, Hospital München Schwabing, Kölner Platz 1, D-80804 Munich, Germany
      *Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany
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  • W. Stolz

    1. Clinic of Dermatology and Allergology, Hospital München Schwabing, Kölner Platz 1, D-80804 Munich, Germany
      *Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany
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Roman Schiffner.
E-mail: jr.schiffner@t-online.de

Summary

We report a 64-year-old man with a pigmented lesion on his forehead, initially thought to be actinic lentigo. At follow-up 1 year later the lesion had increased in size and showed new areas of pigmentation. Dermoscopic observation and biopsy led to a diagnosis of lentigo maligna and the lesion was excised. The dermoscopic features indicative of early growth of lentigo maligna are identified and discussed.

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