Oral cavity & oropharynx

Other nonneoplastic

Melanotic pigmentation

Topic Completed: 1 March 2013

Minor changes: 12 October 2020

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PubMed Search: Melanotic pigmentation oral cavity

Charu Thakral, M.D.
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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


Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

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