Lentigo Melanoma

Lentigo melanoma is a type of melanoma in situ that typically occurs in the older population, in areas most exposed to sun-damage such as the skin of the face and neck. It usually presents as an atypical, pigmented, macular lesion. This subtype of melanoma can range from light brown or tan, to black, pink, red or white. Lesions are typically non-scaly, with a smooth surface. Surgical excision is the preferred option for most clinicians.

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