Light brown structureless areas

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Description This chapter describes the dermoscopy term tan (light brown) structureless area and its histopathological correlation
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This describes an area without discernible dermoscopy structure which is of tan (light brown). This is due to the flattening of the DE junktion has has been described as a sign for melanoma [1] .

  1. Annessi et al.: Sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of three dermoscopic algorithmic methods in the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic lesions: the importance of light brown structureless areas in differentiating atypical melanocytic nevi from thin melanomas. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2007;56:759-67. PMID: 17316894. DOI.