Desmoplastic melanoma

Norman G. Nicolson, Dale Han

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-215
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume119
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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