By Gary M. White, MD
The pigmented streak is a benign lentigo in an excision scar. The key importance of this entity is distinguishing it from a melanoma recurrence in a melanoma excision scar.
It is quite common to have pigmented lesions "streaking" across the scar, especially when the scar stretches.
Any new pigmented lesion in a melanoma scar should be completely removed for histologic examination.
This was a recurrent lentigo maligna in the scar after previous excision.
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