Melanoma in Situ

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


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.


Merkel Cell Carcinoma Actinic Keratosis Cytological Atypia Sebaceous Carcinoma Dysplastic Nevus 
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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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