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Melanoma and Other Melanocytic Skin Lesions

  • D. Weedon
Part of the Current Topics in Pathology book series (CT PATHOLOGY, volume 74)

Abstract

The literature on malignant melanoma and other melanocytic skin lesions has expanded greatly in recent years making it difficult for the average clinician and pathologist to keep abreast of the recent trends. The introduction of new statistical techniques such as multiple regression analyses and the Cox proportional hazards model has provided new insights into the important prognostic variables in melanoma. Furthermore, several new concepts such as the dysplastic naevus syndrome and minimal deviation melanoma have emerged in recent years which have profound significance on the interpretation of some melanocytic lesions. It therefore seems timely to review this subject, with an emphasis on those aspects which have been published in recent years, or which are neglected in standard textbooks of dermatopathology.

Keywords

Thin Melanoma Intradermal Naevus Superficial Spreading Melanoma Desmoplastic Melanoma Acral Lentiginous Melanoma 
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