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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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melanoma

[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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DESMOPLASTIC MELANOMA, a rare chemo therapy-resistant cutaneous malignancy, appears to be particularly responsive to immunotherapy with inhibitors of programmed death 1 (PD-1) or PD ligand 1 (PD-L1), investigators found.
15] A newer melanoma marker KBA62 was evaluated and found to be positive for the desmoplastic melanoma.
Reactivity to melanocytic markers can be lost with spindle cell or desmoplastic melanoma, although S-100 maintains positivity.
In the article titled "Primary Desmoplastic Melanoma of the Penis" [1], the photomicrograph of S-100 immunohistochemical stain did not appear within the blackbox outline in Figure 2 in the PDF version.
Desmoplastic melanoma shows junctional activity and neurotropism.
However despite its relative specificity, Melan-A is often negative in desmoplastic melanoma and cannot completely replace the use of S-100 for the detection of metastatic melanoma (16).
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).
Primary mucosal desmoplastic melanoma is an exceedingly rare, potentially devastating disease that is often initially misdiagnosed because of its deceptively benign presentation.
Venkata Ratnam, Head of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Department, at NMC Hospital in Abu Dhabi diagnosed what was initially thought to be an ulcer, successfully as Desmoplastic Melanoma.
0 mm thick or with a desmoplastic melanoma because their risk of metastasis to lymph nodes is considerably lower than in other melanoma patients, he said.
Desmoplastic melanoma is most commonly found on the head and neck; however, it varies in clinical presentation (FIGURE 5).