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November 1974

Amalgam Tattoo of Oral Mucosa

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Oral Pathology, Emory University School of Dentistry (Dr. Weathers) and the Emory University School of Medicine (Dr. Fine), Atlanta.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(5):727-728. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630110025004

The oral amalgam tattoo is an easily recognizable entity that usually does not require histologic verification, if the investigator is aware of the lesion and its pathogenesis. Seventy-two cases of amalgam tattoo are reviewed.