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April 1977

Giant Melanosomes in Multiple Lentigines Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(4):491-494. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640040099017

• Biopsy specimens of normal skin and lentigines from an 82-year-old man with multiple lentigines syndrome were examined with light and electron microscopes. Giant melanosomes were found in dermal melanophages, melanocytes, and keratinocytes in all epidermal layers. Morphologic characteristics of these melanosomes are described, and other conditions in which they have been found are discussed.

(Arch Dermatol 113:491-494, 1977)