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Vol. 217, No. 1, 2008
Issue release date: June 2008
Section title: Case Report
Dermatology 2008;217:66–68
(DOI:10.1159/000125549)

Lentigo Maligna in a Young Adult

Ferrara G. · Ligrone L. · Zalaudek I. · Mordente I. · Argenziano G.
aPathologic Anatomy Unit, Gaetano Rummo General Hospital, Benevento, bDermatology Unit, S. Maria della Speranza Hospital, Battipaglia, Italy; cDepartment of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; dDepartment of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 8/17/2007
Accepted: 10/31/2007
Published online: 4/11/2008

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM

Abstract

Background: Lentigo maligna is mainly diagnosed in the elderly with severely sun-damaged skin. Observation: We describe a case of lentigo maligna in a 51-year-old woman with Fitzpatrick skin type III. Based on private photographs of the patient, we were able to ascertain that the lesion was already present at the age of 22 years. Despite the 29-year clinical history, the lesion was still entirely intraepidermal on histologic examination. Conclusion: Lentigo maligna in young adults is extremely rare, and therefore represents a diagnostic challenge for both clinicians and histopathologists.


  

Author Contacts

Iris Zalaudek, MD
Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 8
AT–8046 Graz (Austria)
Tel. +43 676 332 8269, Fax +39 081 566 6675, E-Mail iris.zalaudek@meduni-graz.at

  

Article Information

Received: August 17, 2007
Accepted: October 31, 2007
Published online: April 11, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 3
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 7

  

Publication Details

Dermatology

Vol. 217, No. 1, Year 2008 (Cover Date: June 2008)

Journal Editor: Saurat J.-H. (Geneva)
ISSN: 1018–8665 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 8/17/2007
Accepted: 10/31/2007
Published online: 4/11/2008

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


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