Synonyms

Malignant melanoma; malignant mole

Melanoma. Irregular pigmented plaque, with shades of red, white, and blue

brown-to-black papule or dome-shaped nodule, which may be friable and ulcerate; lentigo maligna melanoma: arises in intraepithelial precursor lesion, lentigo maligna; slow growing, irregular, pig-mented patch, located on the sun-damaged skin of head, neck, and arms of fair-skinned older individuals; over time, dark brown-to-black macular pigmentation or raised blue-black nodules evolves Acral lentiginous subtype: least common variety, but most common type in dark-skinned individuals; occurs on the palms, soles, or beneath the nail plate; subungual lesion presents as diffuse nail discoloration or longitudinal pigmented band within the nail plate, with pigment spreading to the proximal or lateral nail folds (Hutchinson sign)

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