Melanoma, superficial spreading
The most common type of melanoma, a raised, irregular, colored area that

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  • superficial spreading melanoma — the most common type of malignant melanoma, characterized by a period of radial growth atypical of melanocytes in the epidermis, usually with a lymphocytic cellular host response that may be accompanied by partial or complete regression of the… …   Medical dictionary

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  • melanoma — A malignant neoplasm, derived from cells that are capable of forming melanin, arising most commonly in the skin of any part of the body, or in the eye, and, rarely, in the mucous membranes of the genitalia, anus, oral cavity, or other sites;… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Acral lentiginous melanoma — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Acral lentiginous melanoma ICD10 = C43 ICD9 = ICD9|172.0 ICD9|173.9 ICDO = ICDO|8744|3 Acral lentiginous melanoma is a kind of lentiginouscite journal |author=Phan A, Touzet S, Dalle S, Ronger Savlé S, Balme B,… …   Wikipedia

  • malignant melanoma — n MELANOMA (2) * * * see melanoma * * * a malignant neoplasm of melanocytes, arising de novo or from a preexisting benign nevus or lentigo maligna, occurring most often in the skin but sometimes in the oral cavity, esophagus, anal canal, vagina,… …   Medical dictionary

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