melanoma

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mel·a·no·ma

 (mĕl′ə-nō′mə)
n. pl. mel·a·no·mas or mel·a·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A dark-pigmented, usually malignant tumor arising from a melanocyte and occurring most commonly in the skin.

melanoma

(ˌmɛləˈnəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) pathol a malignant tumour composed of melanocytes, occurring esp in the skin, often as a result of excessive exposure to sunlight

mel•a•no•ma

(ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes.
[1825–35]

mel·a·no·ma

(mĕl′ə-nō′mə)
A type of skin cancer that arises from the cells that produce melanin, usually appearing as a dark-colored spot or mole.

melanoma

any malignant growth, especially in the skin, that is composed of melanin-producing cells.
See also: Cancer
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Noun1.melanoma - any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytesmelanoma - any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes
skin cancer - a malignant neoplasm of the skin
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[ˌmeləˈnəʊmə] N (melanomas or melanomata (pl)) [ˌmeləˈnəʊmətə]melanoma m

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mel·a·no·ma

n. melanoma, tumor maligno compuesto de melanocitos.

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They are: superficial spreading melanoma (SSM), which occurs in about 70% of patients; nodular malignant melanoma (NM), which occurs in about 15% of patients; and lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM), which occurs in about 15%, in older patients, on the exposed parts of the body on the basis of premalignant melanosis as the result of chronic exposure to sunlight; according to the personal clinical experience of Professor Virag, acral melanomas do not occur on the skin of the head and neck (5).
Gamblicher studied 42 cases of superficial spreading melanoma (SSM), using 2 different antibodies that revealed membranous and cytoplasmic staining of tumor cells.
Superficial spreading melanoma was the most common type of melanoma, at 31%, though nodular histology was seen almost as frequently in the 0- to 9-year-olds.
Four major clinical subtypes of primary cutaneous melanoma have been described (1) They are superficial spreading melanoma, nodular melanoma, acral lentiginous melanoma and lentigo maligna melanoma.
The melanoma most often found is superficial spreading melanoma (68%), followed by nodular melanoma (16%), and only in a few cases in situ melanoma.
A histopathologic evaluation revealed a superficial spreading melanoma (inferior lesion in the FIGURE) and a nodular lesion (the superior reddish-black lesion in the FIGURE).
14,15 Superficial spreading melanoma was the commonest histological type in this series as expected because in India, superficial spreading melanoma and nodular melanoma are commonly found,17 acral lentiginous being rare.
4) Melanoma is classified into five major histological subtypes: nodular melanoma (NM), lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM), superficial spreading melanoma (SSM), acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), and desmoplastic melanoma (DM).
Superficial spreading melanoma is the most common type, accounting for about 70% of all cases.
A 39-year-old man had a superficial spreading melanoma removed from his anterior abdomen.
Most of the patients had a superficial spreading melanoma (65%) or a nodular melanoma (26.

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