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Nevoid melanoma

Nevoid melanoma: Introduction

Nevoid melanoma: Naevoid melanoma is a rare form of nodular melanoma that may mimic benign melanocytic lesions. The lesions are called 'naevoid' because the cytological and architectural features resemble features of benign intradermal or compound melanocytic naevi. Nevoid melanoma is a rare variant of melanoma characterized by deceptive morphologic features reminiscent of a benign melanocytic nevus. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Nevoid melanoma is available below.

Symptoms of Nevoid 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.
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Treatments for Nevoid 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
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Nevoid melanoma?

Nevoid melanoma: Complications

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Causes of Nevoid melanoma

  • Generally, an individual's risk for developing melanoma depends on two groups of factors: intrinsic and environmental. "Intrinsic" factors are generally an individual's family history and inherited genotype, while the most relevant environmental factor is sun exposure
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Nevoid melanoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Nevoid melanoma

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Nevoid melanoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Nevoid melanoma

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Nevoid melanoma: Rare Types

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Nevoid melanoma: Animations

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