Author(s): Kaugars GE, Heise AP, Riley WT, Abbey LM, Svirsky JA
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Abstract Clinical and histopathologic data were obtained on 353 cases of oral melanotic macules. The mean age at the time of diagnosis for all sites was 43.1 years. A significant predilection for females (p < 0.001) was noted and the most common location was the lower lip (33.0\%). The mean size of the lesions was 6.8 mm. Brown was the most common color (64.9\%), and most (66.0\%) of the lesions were described as flat. Melanin was evident in both the basal cell layer and lamina propria in 93.5\% of the cases.
This article was published in Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol
and referenced in Dermatology and Dermatologic Diseases