Cite this page: Thakral C. Melanotic pigmentation. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitymelanotic.html. Accessed July 24th, 2021.
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