Amalgam tattoo.

  title={Amalgam tattoo.},
  author={Hien Thi Tran and Niroshana Anandasabapathy and Anthony C. Soldano},
  journal={Dermatology online journal},
  volume={14 5},
A 53-year-old woman with a history of melanoma status-post excision two years prior presented with a 4-month history of 4, dark-brown macules on the inferior surface of her tongue. A biopsy specimen showed a squamous mucosa with chronic submucosal inflammation and brown pigment. The clinical and histopathologic findings were consistent with a diagnosis of amalgam tattoo. Amalgam tattoos are common, oral pigmented lesions that clinically present as isolated, blue, grey, or black macules on the… CONTINUE READING