Lentigo maligna

Lentigo maligna, also known as Hutchinson freckle, is a non-familial 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 freckle
  • Lentigo maligna
  • Hutchinson's freckle

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