Hutchinson freckle

Hutchinson freckle, also known as lentigo maligna, is a nonfamilial precursor to lentigo maligna melanoma, which accounts for 5-15% of cases of malignant melanoma. It is most frequent in the head and neck.

It should not be confused with numerous other Hutchinson named entities including:

History and etymology

It is named after Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (1828-1913), English surgeon, ophthalmologist and pathologist.

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Article Information

rID: 5628
System: Head & Neck
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hutchinson's freckle
  • Lentigo maligna

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