What is a speckled lentiginous nevus?

Speckled lentiginous nevus is a patch of hyperpigmentation that can be seen on any area of the body. This patch contains a variable number of darkly pigmented macules and papules. Some authorities believe that speckled lentiginous nevus is a subtype of congenital melanocytic nevus. [1, 2, 3]

What is a Lentiginous compound nevus?

The term lentiginous junctional nevus is used for junctional nevi in which the epidermis has lentigo-like features with elongated and pigmented epidermal rete ridges. In lentiginous nevi, there is typically a proliferation of solitary units and nests.

What causes Nevus Spilus?

Nevus Spilus, also called Speckled Lentiginous Nevus, is considered to be a congenital condition, which means that it has been present since birth, but some people may not develop the lesion until adulthood. Additionally, these patches can be relatively small, or cover large portions of the body.

What is Nevus Spilus?

Nevus spilus (also called ‘nevoid lentigo’) is a benign solitary skin lesion which may appear on any part of the body. This relatively common growth usually appears in infancy or childhood or sometimes at any age. Its appearance is characterized by a light brown patch of pigmentation varying in size from 1 – 20cm.

Is lentiginous nevus cancerous?

Background: Atypical lentiginous nevus (of the elderly) is a peculiar form of dysplastic nevus. Clinically, this condition can resemble malignant melanoma and histologically, it has a lentiginous pattern with variable degrees of atypia and an absence of dermal nests.

What is Lentiginous dermatology?

A lentigo (/lɛnˈtaɪɡoʊ/) (plural lentigines, /lɛnˈtɪdʒɪniːz/) is a small pigmented spot on the skin with a clearly defined edge, surrounded by normal-appearing skin. It is a harmless (benign) hyperplasia of melanocytes which is linear in its spread.

How do you remove Nevus Spilus?

In the three cases that received both QSR and QSYAG laser treatment, the QSR laser was shown to be the most effective in removing pigment. Conclusion: Nevus spilus can be treated effectively with the Q-switched ruby laser.

What is Lentiginous hyperplasia?

The term ‘atypical lentiginous hyperplasia’ is being increasingly used by pathologists to describe lentiginous hyperplasia where melanocytes display some cytological atypia with minimal nesting of melanocytes and without florid pagetoid spread.

Can lentigines be cancerous?

Lentigo maligna is an early form of melanoma in which the malignant cells are confined to the tissue of origin, the epidermis, hence it is often reported as ‘in situ’ melanoma. It occurs in sun damaged skin so is generally found on the face or neck, particularly the nose and cheek.

Is lentiginous melanoma curable?

Treatment for Acral Lentiginous Melanoma Acral lentiginous melanoma is highly curable when diagnosed early. The goals of treatment are to: cure the cancer. preserve the appearance of your skin.