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What is Spitzoid melanoma?

What is Spitzoid melanoma?

  • Spitzoid melanoma: A Spitz melanoma is a type of skin tumour. They can also be called Spitz tumours, melanocytomas of Spitz, benign juvenile naevus and epithelioid cell naevus. They appear as smooth, round, dull pinkish swellings that grow to a size of about a centimetre over a period of 6 to 12 months. They then often turn darker to a tan or brown colour.Spitz melanomas are completely benign (non cancerous).

Spitzoid melanoma: Introduction

Types of Spitzoid melanoma:

Broader types of Spitzoid melanoma:

How serious is Spitzoid melanoma?

Prognosis of Spitzoid 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 Spitzoid melanoma: see complications of Spitzoid melanoma

What causes Spitzoid melanoma?

Causes of Spitzoid melanoma: see causes of Spitzoid melanoma

What are the symptoms of Spitzoid melanoma?

Symptoms of Spitzoid melanoma: see symptoms of Spitzoid melanoma

Complications of Spitzoid melanoma: see complications of Spitzoid melanoma

Spitzoid melanoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Spitzoid melanoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Spitzoid melanoma.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Spitzoid melanoma

Main name of condition: Spitzoid melanoma

Other names or spellings for Spitzoid melanoma:

Spitz tumours, melanocytomas of Spitz, benign juvenile naevus, epithelioid cell naevus.


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