Actinic Cheilitis



Actinic Cheilitis


David Cassarino, MD, PhD










Clinical photograph shows actinic cheilitis diffusely involving the lower lip with associated crusting image. (Courtesy J. Wu, MD.)






Histologic section of actinic cheilitis shows mucosal acanthosis with overlying parakeratosis. There is irregular budding image and basilar atypia, with the cells showing enlarged, hyperchromatic-staining nuclei image.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Actinic cheilitis (AC)


Synonyms



  • Actinic keratosis (AK) of lip


  • Solar cheilosis


  • Cheilosis exfoliativa


Definitions

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Actinic Cheilitis
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