Cheilitis actinica chronica L57.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

actinic cheilitis

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Definition
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Pre-cancerous damage to the red of the lips caused by chronic light damage (cheilitis actinica chronica is the analogue of keratosis actinica) with spotty whitish discoloration of the red of the lips.

Occurrence/Epidemiology
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m>w =10:1; Age: >60 years (depending on UV exposure)

Clinical features
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Pinto picture with chronic, whitish or reddish, limited to the lip red, 0.5-3.0 cm large, mostly blurred, painless plaques of the lower lip, more rarely of the upper lip. Often accompanied by firmly attached scaling, also painful incrustations which bleed when mechanically detached. After transition to an invasive carcinoma, this localization has a rather poor prognosis compared to others.

Histology
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According to the actinic keratosis

Note(s)
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For further data see Cheilits actincia (overview and classification)

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Cheilitis actinica (overview);

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020