Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

  • Kishwer S. Nehal
  • Klaus J. Busam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karen L. Connolly, Klaus J. Busam, Kishwer S. Nehal
      Pages 3-4
    3. H. William Higgins, Martin A. Weinstock
      Pages 5-11
  3. Clinical and Pathologic Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Ashley Sullivan, Timothy Wang
      Pages 15-25
    3. Maria L. Marino, Cristina Carrera, Michael A. Marchetti, Ashfaq A. Marghoob
      Pages 27-38
    4. Maija Kiuru, Klaus J. Busam
      Pages 39-53
  4. Surgical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Kira Mayo, Timothy M. Johnson, Kelly L. Harms
      Pages 57-71
    3. Thuzar M. Shin, Joseph F. Sobanko, Jeremy R. Etzkorn, Christopher J. Miller
      Pages 73-87
    4. Cerrene N. Giordano, Karen L. Connolly, Klaus J. Busam, Kishwer S. Nehal
      Pages 89-111
    5. Brian P. Marr
      Pages 113-122
    6. Leslie E. Cohen, Karen L. Connolly, Joseph J. Disa
      Pages 123-136
  5. Nonsurgical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Elise Ng, Vicki Levine
      Pages 139-151
    3. Christopher A. Barker
      Pages 153-166
    4. Karen L. Connolly, Erica H. Lee
      Pages 167-171
  6. Future Direction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Brian P. Hibler, Miguel Cordova, Milind Rajadhyaksha, Anthony M. Rossi
      Pages 175-188
    3. Karen L. Connolly, Stephen W. Dusza, Kishwer S. Nehal, Erica H. Lee
      Pages 189-200
  7. Case Presentations: Multidisciplinary Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Brienne D. Cressey, Klaus J. Busam, Kishwer S. Nehal
      Pages 211-217
    3. Emily C. Newsom, Steven Q. Wang
      Pages 219-223
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 225-226

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of melanoma of the lentigo maligna subtype, specifically. Authors from multiple fields provide educational information along with importantly relevant, practical, and insightful details to improve the understanding and management approach to this type of melanoma. The chapters address each aspect of this melanoma ranging from clinical presentation, clinical and pathologic diagnosis, surgical management, nonsurgical options, and followup.

There is frequent misunderstanding when diagnosing and managing this type of melanoma due to the clinical, pathologic, and surgical complexities detailed. Educational resources truly dedicated to this topic are lacking presently.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kishwer S. Nehal
    • 1
  • Klaus J. Busam
    • 2
  1. 1.Attending Physician, Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery Dermatology ServiceMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Attending Pathologist Director of Dermatopathology Department of PathologyMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43785-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43787-3
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