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Gaillard F, St-Amant M, Bell D, et al. Lentigo maligna. Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-5628
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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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