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len·ti·go

 (lĕn-tī′gō)
n. pl. len·tig·i·nes (-tĭj′ə-nēz′)
A small, flat, pigmented spot on the skin.

[Latin lentīgō, lentīgin-, from lēns, lent-, lentil.]

len·tig′i·nous (-tĭj′ə-nəs), len·tig′i·nose′ (-nōs′) adj.

lentigo

(lɛnˈtaɪɡəʊ)
n, pl lentigines (lɛnˈtɪdʒɪˌniːz)
(Medicine) a technical name for a freckle
[C14: from Latin, from lēns lentil]
lenˈtiginous, lenˈtiginose adj

len•ti•go

(lɛnˈtaɪ goʊ)

n., pl. -tig•i•nes (-ˈtɪdʒ əˌniz)
a freckle or other pigmented spot.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin, =lentī-, lengthened s. of lēns lentil (see lens) + -gō n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lentigo - a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skinlentigo - a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
Translations

len·ti·go

n. léntigo, mácula de la piel;
malignant ______ maligno;
múltiple ______ múltiple;
senile ______ senil.

lentigo

n lentigo
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The epidermal stem cell factor is over-expressed in lentigo senilis: implication for the mechanism of hyperpigmentation.
9%) lesions which have a deep brown pigment with thin brown lines at the border, a pattern found in solar lentigo or Clark nevus
They are: superficial spreading melanoma (SSM), which occurs in about 70% of patients; nodular malignant melanoma (NM), which occurs in about 15% of patients; and lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM), which occurs in about 15%, in older patients, on the exposed parts of the body on the basis of premalignant melanosis as the result of chronic exposure to sunlight; according to the personal clinical experience of Professor Virag, acral melanomas do not occur on the skin of the head and neck (5).
BRAF mutations is superficial spreading melanoma; the acral, mucosal, uveal, and lentigo maligna variants usually have a wild-type BRAF.
On histopathological examination of 85 cases, 11 were classical Lichen planus and 09 were its morphological variants (Figure 2); 5 cases of Psoriasis, 5 cases of Prurigo nodularis, 4 cases of Morphea (Figure 3), 4 cases of Lichen simplex chronicus, 3 cases of Lichen striatus, 3 cases of Verruca plana, 3 cases of Becker nevus, 2 cases of Pemphigus foliaceus, 2 cases of Linear epidermal nevus (Figure 4), 2 cases of Macular amyloidosis, 2 cases of Lentigo simplex, 2 cases of LSEA and one case each of other lesions as shown in Table 1.
The less common subtypes are lentigo maligna melanomas and acral lentiginous melanomas.
Furthermore, melanin accumulation is directly associated with pigmentation disorders such as melasma, freckles, and solar lentigo [6, 7].
The condition is called lentigo simplex and results in harmless, flat spots.
lentigo m (Med) Afeccion cutanea caracterizada por pequenas manchas de color oscuro.
El melanoma superficial es la variedad mas comun, le sigue el melanoma nodular, siendo el melanoma lentigo maligno menos comun, aunque algunas publicaciones lo consideran como el mas frecuente en cabeza y cuello.
Mas infrecuentes aun son el nevus melanocitico comun adquirido y el nevus de Spitz variante verrugosa, el lentigo solar y los nevus displasicos (59).