melanoma

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Synonyms for melanoma

any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes

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performed an immunohistochemical study, analyzing the expression of CEACAM1 in benign and malignant cutaneous tumors and in normal peritumoral skin: benign nevi (42 cases), dysplastic nevi (22 cases), thin superficial spreading melanomas (21 cases), and thick superficial spreading melanomas (21 cases).
18) For histology specific lifetime risk analyses, we restricted the analyses to the five most common histological subtypes based on World Health Organization (WHO)'s International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd Edition (ICD-O-3): nodular melanoma (NM) - 8721; lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) - 8742; superficial spreading melanoma (SMM) - 8743; acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) - 8744; and desmoplastic melanoma (DM) - 8745.
A 41-year-old man had a superficial spreading melanoma in situ, Clark's level I, removed from his anterior abdominal wall.
Today, though, fewer than 7% of superficial spreading melanoma lesions are diagnosed when they're greater than 2 mm in thickness, a fact any dermatologist who has been in practice for a decade or more will recognize as a remarkable advance.
Superficial spreading melanoma is the most common, composing 70% to 80% of all cases.
Superficial spreading melanoma was primarily responsible for the difference in incidence between men and women.
390,391) Superficial spreading melanoma typically arises on the back or legs, presents as an irregularly pigmented macule or plaque, and is the most common variant.
Mnemonics like "ABCD"--asymmetry, border irregularity, color variation, and diameter exceeding 6 mm--are helpful tip-offs for the more common forms of the disease, such as superficial spreading melanoma.
Superficial spreading melanoma accounts for 50% of cases and occurs more frequently in younger adults.
Figure 7 shows one version of the most common melanoma, the superficial spreading melanoma.
Several proof-of-principle studies showed potential applications of FISH to solve a variety of diagnostic dilemmas in the evaluation of melanocytic tumors, including differentiating blue nevus-like metastasis from blue nevus, mitotically active nevus from nevoid melanoma, and dysplastic nevus from superficial spreading melanoma.
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