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Extrafacial Lentigo Maligna: A Clinical And Dermoscopic Analysis According to Localization

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National Library of Medicine – published January 2022

Gabriel Salerni , Emilia Cohen-Sabban , Horacio Cabo



Introduction: Whether extrafacial lentigo maligna (EFLM) differs clinically and/or dermoscopically according to location has not been analyzed in depth.

Objectives: To evaluate clinical and dermoscopic characteristics regarding different localization in a series of EFLM.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of clinical and dermoscopic characteristics of 69 histologically proven EFLM retrieved from the database of two private institutions.

Results: Of the 69 EFLM included in the study, 25 (36.2%) were located in posterior trunk (PT), 16 (23.2%) in anterior trunk (AT), 15 (21%) in upper extremities (UE), and 13 (18.8%) in lower extremities (LE). Mean diameter among localization were as follows: 14.3 mm in PT, 11.8 mm in AT, 14 mm in UE, and 10 mm in LE (p 0.44). The most frequent dermoscopic criteria were angulated lines and tan structureless areas (70%), followed by atypical pigment network (60%), both with similar distribution among groups. Angulated lines pattern was the most frequent global pattern, observed in 55% of cases. Tan structureless/granularity pattern and patchy peripheral pigmented islands pattern were seen in 15.6% and 11.6% cases, respectively. No statistically significant differences were observed in the distribution of global dermoscopic pattern in the different localizations. To read more click here

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