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Myxoid melanoma

Myxoid melanoma: Introduction

Myxoid melanoma: Myxoid melanoma is a rare variant of malignant melanoma. The diagnostic problems are obviously increased when it presents as amelanotic metastasis in a lymph node. In the present case, myxoid metastasis occurred with the partial spontaneous disappearance of the primary nonmyxoid malignant melanoma. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Myxoid melanoma is available below.

Symptoms of Myxoid 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 Myxoid 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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Myxoid melanoma: Complications

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Causes of Myxoid melanoma

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Myxoid melanoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Myxoid melanoma

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Myxoid melanoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Myxoid melanoma

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Myxoid melanoma: Rare Types

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Myxoid melanoma: Animations

Prognosis for Myxoid melanoma

Prognosis for Myxoid 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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