Ephelides or freckle

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Minor changes: 26 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Ephelides or freckle [title] conjunctiva

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Conjunctiva: ephelides or freckle. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeephelis.html. Accessed June 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Congenital pigmentation, does not evolve into melanoma
  • Surrounding conjunctiva is normal
  • Associated with fair skin, red hair, Carney syndrome
Gross description
  • Flat pigmented foci
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Well circumscribed area of hyperpigmented basal cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images
Missing Image

Increased melanocytic
activity in basal layer

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