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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