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J Surg Oncol. 2019 Jan;119(2):208-215. doi: 10.1002/jso.25317. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Desmoplastic melanoma.

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1
Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
2
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.

Abstract

Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) is a rare melanoma variant that has unique biology and pathology compared with conventional melanoma (non-DM). Importantly, DM is classified into pure and mixed histologic subtypes, which have been correlated with outcomes. Management of DM broadly mirrors that of non-DM; however, there are unique considerations for DM that influence treatment approaches. This paper will provide a contemporary overview of this disease and will review the literature regarding the management of DM.

KEYWORDS:

desmoplastic melanoma; outcomes; radiation therapy; sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB); surgery

PMID:
30481377
DOI:
10.1002/jso.25317
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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