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Rhabdoid melanoma

Rhabdoid melanoma: Introduction

Rhabdoid melanoma: Malignant melanoma is known to display tremendous histologic diversity. One rare variant is the rhabdoid phenotype, so called because of the appearance of cells resembling rhabdomyoblasts seen in malignant rhabdoid tumors of the kidney. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Rhabdoid melanoma is available below.

Symptoms of Rhabdoid 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 Rhabdoid 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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Rhabdoid melanoma: Complications

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Causes of Rhabdoid 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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Rhabdoid melanoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Rhabdoid melanoma

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Rhabdoid melanoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Rhabdoid melanoma

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Rhabdoid melanoma: Rare Types

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Rhabdoid melanoma: Animations

Prognosis for Rhabdoid melanoma

Prognosis for Rhabdoid 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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