Clinical diagnosis

Ashley Sullivan, Timothy S Wang

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Abstract

Lentigo Maligna (LM) represents in situ melanoma that develops in chronically sun-damaged skin-often on the face of elderly Caucasian patients. Most LMs present as asymmetric brown-black macules or patches with variegated color and irregular borders. Diagnosis of LM is often delayed due to its slow growth and the fact that many benign but similar appearing lesions also develop in these patients. Various techniques can be used to biopsy a concerning lesion. When LM is diagnosed on a small incisional biopsy and significant clinically evident lesion remains, the practitioner must be mindful of possible sampling error since 4-16 % of LM lesions have been found to contain an invasive component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLentigo Maligna Melanoma: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages15-25
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319437873
ISBN (Print)9783319437859
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Incisional biopsy
  • Lentigo maligna
  • Lentigo maligna melanoma
  • Microstaging
  • Sampling error
  • Wood’s lamp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Sullivan, A., & Wang, T. S. (2016). Clinical diagnosis. In Lentigo Maligna Melanoma: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management (pp. 15-25). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43787-3_3

Clinical diagnosis. / Sullivan, Ashley; Wang, Timothy S.

Lentigo Maligna Melanoma: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management. Springer International Publishing, 2016. p. 15-25.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sullivan, A & Wang, TS 2016, Clinical diagnosis. in Lentigo Maligna Melanoma: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management. Springer International Publishing, pp. 15-25. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43787-3_3
Sullivan A, Wang TS. Clinical diagnosis. In Lentigo Maligna Melanoma: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management. Springer International Publishing. 2016. p. 15-25 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43787-3_3
Sullivan, Ashley ; Wang, Timothy S. / Clinical diagnosis. Lentigo Maligna Melanoma: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management. Springer International Publishing, 2016. pp. 15-25
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