Solar lentigo

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Description Below are dermoscopic features commonly associated with the diagnosis “Solar lentigo”. The example images have been approved by a panel of experts as representative of each given feature.


For a more in-depth discussion of associated features, please see the Dermoscopedia page for “Solar lentigo”.

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Below are dermoscopic features commonly associated with the diagnosis “Solar lentigo”.[1] The example images have been approved by a panel of experts as representative of each given feature.

For a more in-depth discussion of associated features, please see the Dermoscopedia page for “Solar lentigo”.

Moth-eaten (sharply demarcated) borders[edit]

Presence of a sharply demarcated and irregularly curved border; portions of the border are often scalloped, giving a moth-eaten appearance.[1]

Homogenous light brown pigmentation [edit]

This describes lesions with no structures or networks, only containing light brown and structureless areas.[2]

Network-like structures[edit]

Areas of faint reticulation.[3]

Fingerprint-like structures (parallel lines)[edit]

Areas consisting of fine parallel running lines of light brown to dark brown colors.[4]

  1. Fried LJ, Tan A, Berry EG, et al. Dermoscopy Proficiency Expectations for US Dermatology Resident Physicians: Results of a Modified Delphi Survey of Pigmented Lesion Experts. JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 06, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.5213