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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-28

Dermoscopy and confocal microscopy patterns of mucosal melanosis


1 Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova IRCCS, Reggio Emilia; Dermatology Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2 Pathology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
3 Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Elvira Moscarella
Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, IRCCS, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia
Italy
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2349-5847.208347

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Melanosis is the most common cause of pigmentation of the mucosal areas. Mucosal melanoma is rare; however, at early stages, the differential diagnosis with benign melanosis can be challenging. Here, we provide a brief review of dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy features of melanosis of the genital and oral mucosa.


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