Complex melanoma of the scalp: Diagnosis and management aided by confocal microscopy

Australas J Dermatol. 2022 Feb;63(1):105-109. doi: 10.1111/ajd.13735. Epub 2021 Oct 26.


Melanomas of lentigo maligna subtype are a steadily growing problem and frequently represent a clinical challenge. A case is reported of a complex melanoma of the scalp illustrating the critical role of confocal microscopy for optimal diagnosis and management.

Keywords: confocal microscopy; dermoscopy; lentigo maligna; melanoma; scalp.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dermoscopy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / pathology*
  • Microscopy, Confocal*
  • Scalp / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*