Melanocytic hyperplasia of the oral mucosa

Amos Buchner, Phillip W. Merrell, Louis S. Hansen, Alan S. Leider*

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Lesions that exhibit melanocytic hyperplasia are uncommon in the oral mucosa. They are even more rare than the various morphologic types of nevomelanocytic lesions. This article reports the clinicopathologic features of oral lesions diagnosed as lentigo simplex, junctional lentigo ("jentigo"), atypical melanocytic hyperplasia (melanoma in situ), and melanoacanthoma. The proper terminology for these lesions is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-62
Number of pages5
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


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