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Acral lentiginous melanoma

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  1. Acral lentiginous melanoma is a kind of lentiginous skin melanoma.
    • also known as ALM
  2. Acral Lentiginous Melanoma: A form of melanoma occurring most often on the plantar, palmar, subungual, and periungual skin. It presents as a pigmented macular lesion with irregular borders. Morphologically, it consists of atypical spindled and dendritic melanocytes. The epidermis is often hyperplastic and there is pagetoid infiltration of the epidermis by anaplastic cells.

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Google previewSternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology (2015)

by Stacey E. Mills, Joel K. Greenson, Jason L. Hornick, Teri A. Longacre, Victor E. Reuter

Acral lentiginous melanoma is the most common form of melanoma reported in African blacks...

Google previewSkin Cancer (2005)

Current and Emerging Trends in Detection and Treatment by Tracie Egan

Acral lentiginous melanoma is the most common form of melanoma to affect dark skin. It begins as a flat black spot, usually on the palm or sole. Lentigo maligna melanomas are less common than nodular and superficial spreading melanomas .

Google previewRubins Pathology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Acral lentiginous melanoma is a kind of lentiginous skin cancer. Acral lentiginous melanoma is observed on the palms, soles and under the nails. It occurs on non hairbearing surfaces of the body which may or may not be exposed to sunlight.

Google previewMatteson and McConnells Gerontological Nursing, Concepts and Practice (2016)

Nursing, Nursing by CTI Reviews

Acral lentiginous melanoma: Acral lentiginous melanoma is a kind of lentiginous skin cancer skin melanoma.

Google previewNursing Concepts in Health and Illness (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Acral lentiginous melanoma: Acral lentiginous melanoma is a kind of lentiginous skin cancer skin melanoma. Acral lentiginous melanoma isobserved on the palms, soles,underthe nails and inthe oral mucosa. It occurs on non hairbearing ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science (2009)

by Jean Mooney

or hypothyroidism acquired melanocytic naevus benign junctional naevus of palmar and plantar skin; more common in black skin acral of limb extremities acral lentiginous melanoma aggressive (malignant) melanoma more common in black.

Google previewDictionary of Medical Abbreviations (2016)

The World's most comprehensive list of English-language medical abbreviations and acronyms by Burt Vance

legionella-like organism Allog= allograft ALLSA = Allergy Society of South Africa ALM = acral lentiginous melanoma ALM = aerial lentigenous melanoma Alm= almitrine (bismesylate) ALM= alveolar lining material ALM = anti- leishmaniasis.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2005)

by R. M. Youngson

MELANOMA Melanomas in dark skin The most common form of melanoma in dark-skinned people is called an acral lentiginous melanoma. This type, which may also affect fair-skinned people, occurs on nonhair-bearing skin, such as the ...

Google previewInverted Medical Dictionary, Second Edition (1991)

by Bruce C. Carlstedt, Mary J. Stanaszek, Walter F. Stanaszek

ALG antilymphocyte globulin alk alkaline ALK-P alkaline phosphatase ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia ALM acral lentiginous melanoma ALMI anterolateral myocardial infarction ALP alkaline phosphatase ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2007)

by Graham A. Colditz

TyPeS And STAGeS oF melAnomA There are four types of melanoma: superficial spreading melanoma, lentigo maligna, acral lentiginous melanoma, and nodular melanoma. Staging of the disease is determined by Breslow thickness of the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Medicine (1992)

by J.C. Segen

etiologically linked to recreational actinic exposure NODULAR MELANOMA 15 % of cases, is similar clinically to the superficial spreading melanoma, boasting a 50% average 5-year survival ACRAL LENTIGINOUS MELANOMA is a rare, flat, ...

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