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Melanocanthoma

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Melanocanthoma is a type of seborrhoeic keratosis distinguished histologically by a large number of dendritic melanocytes. The melanocytes are filled with a large amount of melanin. There seems to be little transfer of pigment to the surrounding keratinocytes.

Clinically, it appears as a suspiciously dark patch of seborrhoeic keratosis. There is no malignant potential.


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