A newborn had 3 blue-black macules on the left side of the dorsal tongue. Clinical diagnosis was difficult. A biopsy specimen showed focal increase of melanin in the basal cells and subepithelial melanophages. The persistence of the lesions was unchanged at the age of 6 months, and the histologic features led to the diagnosis of oral physiologic melanosis.

Melanotic macules of the tongue in a newborn / S. Menni, D. Boccardi. - In: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0190-9622. - 44:6(2001 Jun), pp. 1048-1049.

Melanotic macules of the tongue in a newborn

S. Menni;
2001-06

Abstract

A newborn had 3 blue-black macules on the left side of the dorsal tongue. Clinical diagnosis was difficult. A biopsy specimen showed focal increase of melanin in the basal cells and subepithelial melanophages. The persistence of the lesions was unchanged at the age of 6 months, and the histologic features led to the diagnosis of oral physiologic melanosis.
Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY
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