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Monster cell malignant melanoma

Monster cell malignant melanoma: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Monster cell malignant melanoma is available below.

Symptoms of Monster 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 Monster 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...»

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Monster cell malignant melanoma: Complications

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Causes of Monster cell malignant melanoma

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Monster cell malignant melanoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Monster cell malignant melanoma

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Monster cell malignant melanoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Monster cell malignant melanoma

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Monster cell malignant melanoma: Rare Types

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Monster cell malignant melanoma: Animations

Prognosis for Monster cell malignant melanoma

Prognosis for 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.

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More information about Monster cell malignant melanoma

  1. Monster 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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