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Melanoma in Situ

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit

Abstract

Melanoma in situ is a form of melanoma entirely restricted to the epidermis and the dermoepidermal junction. A peculiar pattern of melanoma in situ called lentigo maligna is illustrated in the next chapter. For practical purposes, melanoma in situ is curable if completely excised, and cannot metastasize.

Keywords

Merkel Cell Carcinoma Actinic Keratosis Cytological Atypia Sebaceous Carcinoma Dysplastic Nevus 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Massi
    • 1
  • Philip E. Leboit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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