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Lentigo maligna melanoma
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Lentigo maligna melanoma

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Contributors: William M. Lin MD, Susan Burgin MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH
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Synopsis

Lentigo maligna melanoma is a subtype of melanoma that develops when a lentigo maligna (a subtype of melanoma in situ) enters vertical growth phase and invades into the dermis. It is a tumor that may grow slightly above the surface of the skin and may be prone to bleeding. This cancer generally occurs 5-20 years after the lentigo maligna first develops. It is most frequently seen on sun-damaged skin (usually the face) in individuals age 60 or older.

Lentigo maligna melanoma is associated with nonmelanoma skin cancers, light skin, Werner syndrome, oculocutaneous albinism, and xeroderma pigmentosa.

Codes

ICD10CM:
C43.9 – Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
302837001 – Lentigo maligna melanoma

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Last Updated: 08/17/2016
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Lentigo maligna melanoma : Black color, Brown color, Hyperpigmented patch, Irregular configuration
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