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Malignant melanoma

A malignant neoplasm derived from cells that are capable of forming melanin, which may occur in the skin of any part of the body, in the eye, or, rarely, in the mucous membranes of the genitalia, anus, oral cavity, or other sites. It occurs mostly in adults and may originate de novo or from a pigmented nevus or malignant lentigo. Melanomas frequently metastasize widely, and the regional lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and brain are likely to be involved. The incidence of malignant skin melanomas is rising rapidly in all parts of the world. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p2445) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
9944
Concept ID:
C0025202
Neoplastic Process
2.

Melanoma

The presence of a `melanoma` (MPATH:359), a malignant cancer originating from pigment producing melanocytes. Melanoma can originate from the skin or the pigmented layers of the eye (the uvea). [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
505377
Concept ID:
CN002586
Finding
3.

Desmoplastic

This term refers to the growth of fibrous or connective tissue. Some tumors elicit a desmoplastic reaction, the pervasive growth of dense fibrous tissue around the tumor. Scar tissue (adhesion) within the abdomen after abdominal surgery is another type of desmoplastic reaction. (MedicineNet.com) [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
307421
Concept ID:
C1511789
Disease or Syndrome
4.

Desmoplastic melanoma

A melanoma of the skin characterized by a proliferation of atypical spindled melanocytes in the dermis, in a background of abundant collagen. It usually presents as an amelanotic raised nodular lesion. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
232127
Concept ID:
C1333280
Neoplastic Process
5.

Desmoplastic Neurotropic Melanoma

A desmoplastic melanoma characterized by the presence of nerve infiltration by atypical spindled melanocytes. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
311047
Concept ID:
C1709220
Neoplastic Process
6.

Spindle Cell Melanoma

A melanoma characterized by the presence of malignant spindle-shaped melanocytes. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
83147
Concept ID:
C0334444
Neoplastic Process

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