Skin melanocytic tumor

Lentigines, melanotic macules and melanocytic hyperplasia


Topic Completed: 1 April 2013

Minor changes: 8 November 2021

Copyright: 2002-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: ephelides (freckle) OR ephelis

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hale CS. Ephelis. website. Accessed November 27th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Plural is ephelides
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Face and upper body

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mild hyperpigmentation of basal keratinocytes, normal architecture
  • No increase in number of melanocytes
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