Melanocytic tumors


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PubMed Search: Ephelides or freckle conjunctiva

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Ephelides. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeephelis.html. Accessed December 6th, 2022.
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
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Increased melanocytic activity in basal layer

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