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February 1981

Dermal Melanocyte HamartomaA Distinctive New Form of Dermal Melanocytosis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine (Dr Burkhart), and the Department of Pathology (Dr Gohara), Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(2):102-104. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650020044023

• An 18-month-old infant had diffuse, gray-blue pigmentation on the buttocks bilaterally, extending the entire length of his right leg in a dermatomal pattern. In the lesion there were several conspicuous macules of considerably darker hue. Histologic and ultrastructural examinations revealed numerous dermal melanocytes. Clinically and pathologically, the patient had a distinctive type of dermal melanocytosis for which we propose the name "dermal melanocyte hamartoma."

(Arch Dermatol 117:102-104, 1981)