Solar cheilitis

solar cheilitis

mucosal atrophy with drying, crusting, and fissuring of the vermillion border of the lower lip in older individuals, resulting from chronic exposure to sunlight; dysplastic (premalignant) changes are noted microscopically, analogous to solar keratosis.

Synonym: actinic cheilitis.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Solar_cheilitis&oldid=20640"
First | Previous (Solar blindness) | Next (Solar dermatitis) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.