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Noncancerous, Precancerous and Cancerous Tumors

Picture of Desmoplastic Melanoma

Picture of Desmoplastic Melanoma

Desmoplastic melanoma is form of melanoma composed of spindle cells surrounded by collagen. The desmoplastic melanoma in this picture is on the forehead of an elderly male patient. Up to 30% of desmoplastic melanomas display features of lentigo maligna.

Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Improved Diagnostic and Prognostic Strategies for Dysplastic Melanoma." Skin Cancer Foundation.