A 66-year-old patient is being seen for a skin assessment. The nurse notes several brown spots on the patients face that he refers to as liver spots. What is the technical term for this condition?

 

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- Lentigines

- Skin tags

- Angiomas

- Kertoses

Rationale

Lentigines, also called liver spots, are darkened areas of skin that are more common with increasing age. Lentigines are considered benign and typically do not require treatment. However, the patient may wish to have them removed for cosmetic purposes.

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