What is desmoplastic melanoma?

Updated: Jun 28, 2021
  • Author: Jonathan B Heistein, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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These lesions account for approximately 1% of melanoma cases; they are fairly rare. They demonstrate a tendency for perineural invasion, especially in the head and neck. They have a propensity for higher local recurrence rates but lower regional metastasis rates.


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