Oral cavity
Dermatologic conditions
Melanotic pigmentation

Author: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 April 2018, last major update March 2013

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PubMed Search: Melanotic pigmentation oral cavity

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Definition / general
  • Associated with Addison disease, fibrous dysplasia of bone (Albright syndrome), hemochromatosis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

  • Oral mucosal pigmented lesions are divided into 2 groups:
    • Melanin associated lesions - racial pigmentation, syndrome associated, melanotic macules, melanocytic nevi, melanoma
    • Nonmelanin associated lesions - blood related pigmentations, metallic pigmentation
Clinical / microscopic (histologic) images

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Labial melanotic macule

Melanoacanthoma

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome