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Lentigo maligna melanoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hutchison melanotic freckle
  • LMM
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Overview


Lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) is a type of skin cancer that usually develops in older, fair-skinned adults.  The average age of diagnosis is 65.  LMM is thought to be caused by a history of sun exposure to the affected area.  Treatment includes surgery to remove as much of the LMM as possible.[1]
Last updated: 11/23/2012

References

  1. Smalberger GJ, Siegel DM, Khachemoune A. Lentigo maligna. Dermatologic Therapy. 2008; 21:439-446. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19076621. Accessed 11/22/2012.
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