Amelanotic lentigo maligna melanoma: A unique case presentation

Nicole Conrad, Brooke Jackson, Leonard Goldberg

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Abstract

Amelanotic melanomas comprise only 2% of melanomas and are commonly a difficult clinical diagnosis, due to the lack of melanin pigment typically found in melanomas. Even rarer is the amelanotic lentigo maligna, which may have an unusual clinical presentation, such as erythema, pruritus, or edema. Biopsy is the key to diagnosis. Multiple therapies for amelanotic lentigo malignas have been tried, but excision, with margin control (Mohs micrographic surgery - frozen or paraffin sections), remains the treatment of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-411
Number of pages4
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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