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Giant cell malignant melanoma

Giant cell malignant melanoma: Introduction

Giant cell malignant melanoma: Malignant melanoma with osteoclast-like giant cells. Malignant melanoma of the oral mucosa is a rare tumor. The clinical image can vary, so that diagnostic errors are possible. The case of a primary malignant melanoma camouflaging a giant cell granuloma is presented. The importance of biopsy and histological diagnosis is underlined. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Giant cell malignant melanoma is available below.

Symptoms of Giant cell malignant melanoma

  • Asymmetrical skin lesion.
  • Border of the lesion is irregular.
  • Color: melanomas usually have multiple colors.
  • Diameter: moles greater than 6 mm are more likely to be melanomas than smaller moles.
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Giant cell malignant melanoma

  • Adjuvant interferon (IFN) alfa-2b is the only adjuvant therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for high-risk melanoma (currently defined as stages IIB, IIC, and III), which is associated with a 40-80% chance of relapse and death
  • Surgery
    • Excision of primary +/- regional lymph nodes
    • Excision of metastases
  • Chemotherapy - mainly used for metastatic disease
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Giant cell malignant melanoma: Complications

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Causes of Giant cell malignant melanoma

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Giant cell malignant melanoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Giant cell malignant melanoma

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Giant cell malignant melanoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Giant cell malignant melanoma

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Giant cell malignant melanoma: Rare Types

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Giant cell malignant melanoma: Animations

Prognosis for Giant cell malignant melanoma

Prognosis for Giant 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.

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More information about Giant cell malignant melanoma

  1. Giant cell malignant melanoma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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