Malignant melanoma

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;17(3):337-48. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2009.05.002.

Abstract

Malignant melanoma is the most lethal cutaneous neoplasm. Awareness, detection, and treatment along with sophistication of both the physician and patient are integral components to early recognition and cure of the disease. Diagnosis of melanoma at its earliest stage is crucial to outcome. This article discusses in depth the clinical presentation and evaluation, patterns of growth, and pathologic staging of the neoplasm and regional lymph nodes. Treatment approaches and outcomes are presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Facial Neoplasms / mortality
  • Facial Neoplasms / pathology
  • Facial Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Male
  • Melanoma / mortality
  • Melanoma / pathology
  • Melanoma / therapy*
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness / pathology*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / mortality
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / therapy
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Skin Neoplasms / mortality
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Survival Analysis
  • Treatment Outcome