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Lentigo maligna

Lentigo maligna: Introduction

Lentigo maligna: Lentigo maligna is a melanoma in situ that consists of malignant cells but does not show invasive growth.. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lentigo maligna is available below.

Symptoms of Lentigo maligna

  • Characteristics include a blue/black stain of skin initially. Skin is thin, about 4-5 cell layers thick, which is often related to aging.
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Treatments for Lentigo maligna

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Lentigo maligna?

Lentigo maligna: Complications

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Causes of Lentigo maligna

  • Ultraviolet radiation exposure: For people who live in Australia, risk increases as the number of years spent in Australia increases, and risk increases with increased hours of exposure to sunlight, with the amount of actinic damage, and with history of nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • Increased number of melanocytic nevi, including large or giant congenital nevi
  • Fair skin
  • History of severe sunburn
  • Occupational risk
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Lentigo maligna: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Lentigo maligna

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Lentigo maligna: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Lentigo maligna

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Lentigo maligna: Rare Types

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Lentigo maligna: Animations

Prognosis for Lentigo maligna

Prognosis for Lentigo maligna: The overall prognosis is good for patients with localized melanoma and no nodal or distant metastases. An overall 5-year survival rate of 79% has been reported for patients with stage I or stage II lesions. Patients with stage IV melanoma generally have a poor prognosis. From the time the metastasis is diagnosed, the median survival is 6-7.5 months, with a 5-year survival rate of approximately 6%.

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Definitions of Lentigo maligna:

(LMM) makes up approximately 10% of all melanomas. This type usually occurs in elderly people with the median age of 70. LMM lesions are typically flat with irregular borders and shades of color which run form tan to dark brown. -2002 - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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