Melanoma

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Description This chapter covers dermoscopy of superficial spreading melanoma, nodular melanoma, lentigo maligna, etc.
Author(s) Ashfaq A. Marghoob
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Status update May 14, 2019
Status by Ralph P. Braun


This chapter covers dermoscopy of superficial spreading melanoma, nodular melanoma, lentigo maligna, etc.

It has the following subchapters:

Superficial Spreading Melanoma
Acrolentiginous Melanoma
Nodular Melanoma
Lentigo Maligna
Amelanotic / hypomelanotic melanoma
Melanoma on sun damaged skin
Desmoplastic melanoma
Equivocal lesions
False positive diagnosis
False Negative Diagnosis
Melanoma AJCC Classification
Epidemiology of melanoma
Genetics of melanoma


Malignant melanoma has many faces and dependiung on the type of melanoma different dermoscopy criteria can be seen. For this reason we describe the specific criteria in the subchapters (see above).