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What is Monster cell malignant melanoma?

What is Monster cell malignant melanoma?

  • Monster cell malignant melanoma: Cells with significantly enlarged nuclei have been described in basal cell carcinomas, dermatofibromas, and pleomorphic fibromas, to name a few. These cells are typically visible using low power microscopy and have been termed "pleomorphic" or "monster cells." They have not been previously described in cutaneous melanomas. We sought to determine the prevalence of monster cells in otherwise conventional biopsies of primary cutaneous melanomas and its association with other histopathologic features of this malignancy.

Monster cell malignant melanoma: Introduction

Types of Monster cell malignant melanoma:

Broader types of Monster cell malignant melanoma:

How serious is Monster cell malignant melanoma?

Prognosis of Monster cell malignant melanoma: Features that affect prognosis are tumor thickness in millimeters (Breslow's depth), depth related to skin structures (Clark level), type of melanoma, presence of ulceration, presence of lymphatic/perineural invasion, presence of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (if present, prognosis is better), location of lesion, presence of satellite lesions, and presence of regional or distant metastasis.
Complications of Monster cell malignant melanoma: see complications of Monster cell malignant melanoma

What causes Monster cell malignant melanoma?

Causes of Monster cell malignant melanoma: see causes of Monster cell malignant melanoma

What are the symptoms of Monster cell malignant melanoma?

Symptoms of Monster cell malignant melanoma: see symptoms of Monster cell malignant melanoma

Complications of Monster cell malignant melanoma: see complications of Monster cell malignant melanoma

Monster cell malignant melanoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Monster cell malignant melanoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Monster cell malignant melanoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Monster cell malignant melanoma: Oncologist, Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Monster cell malignant melanoma.
Treatments for Monster cell malignant melanoma: see treatments for Monster cell malignant melanoma

Name of Monster cell malignant melanoma

Main name of condition: Monster cell malignant melanoma

 

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