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Amalgam tattoo - Oral Mucosal Lesion
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Contributors: Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Carl Allen DDS, MSD, Sook-Bin Woo MS, DMD, MMSc
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Synopsis

Amalgam tattoos are a common macular pigmentation caused by pieces of amalgam (silver filling material) accidentally implanted into the mucosa. It is asymptomatic.

Codes

ICD10CM:
K13.79 – Other lesions of oral mucosa

SNOMEDCT:
109789004 – Amalgam tattoo

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Last Updated: 09/27/2013
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