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Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

  • Kishwer S. Nehal
  • Klaus J. Busam

Benefits

  • Provides a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of melanoma of the lentigo maligna

  • Includes educational information to improve the understanding and management approach to this type of melanoma

  • Address each aspect of this melanoma ranging from clinical presentation, clinical and pathologic diagnosis, surgical management, nonsurgical options, and followup

Book

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

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Lentigo Mohs surgery Sentinel lymph node biopsy dermoscopy laser surgery melanoma melanoma in situ

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

About the editors

Kishwer Nehal is a board-certified dermatologist with advanced fellowship training in cutaneous oncology, Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgery, and laser surgery. She specializes in the surgical treatment of early-stage melanoma and high risk non-melanoma skin cancers. She is the Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Mohs surgery is a specialized surgical technique with high cure rates for high risk skin cancers allowing precise removal of skin cancers while preserving the surrounding healthy tissue. In her clinical research she studies noninvasive imaging techniques including confocal microscopy to improve early detection of skin cancers and expedite margin detection of skin cancers during skin surgery.

As dermatopathologist Klaus Busam examines skin tissue under the microscope to provide clinical colleagues with information about the nature of their patients' skin disease. He is part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians dedicated to providing the best care to patients affected by skin cancer. The strength of the team reflects the depth of its expertise. Memorial Sloan Kettering sees more patients with unusual or difficult-to-diagnose skin tumors than do clinicians and dermatopathologists almost anywhere else. Furthermore, they have the most advanced diagnostic methods available. Their research focuses on improving the accuracy of skin tumor diagnosis, in particular distinguishing nevi from melanoma.

He is also the Director of the combined Memorial Sloan Kettering/Cornell Dermatopathology Training Program. In this role, he supervises the training of dermatology and pathology residents and fellows in the microscopic examination of skin diseases.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lentigo Maligna Melanoma
  • Book Subtitle Challenges in Diagnosis and Management
  • Editors Kishwer S. Nehal
    Klaus J. Busam
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43787-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-43785-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82910-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-43787-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 226
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
    Plastic Surgery
    Primary Care Medicine
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