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Current management of cutaneous melanomas of the head and neck

  • Samuel R. Fisher
  • Cameron A. Gillespie
  • Hilliard F. Seigler
  • Ian R. Crocker
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 32)

Abstract

Cutaneous melanoma is a malignant neoplasm arising from melanocytes, which are the melanosome-containing cells that synthesize and transport melanin pigment. Whereas Carswell [1] is credited with the first modern clinical description of a malignant melanocyte neoplasm and suggested the term melanoma in 1834, Pemberton [2] in 1855 wrote one of the first reports of such a lesion originating in the head and neck region.

Keywords

Neck Dissection Cutaneous Melanoma Primary Melanoma Advanced Malignant Melanoma Elective Neck Dissection 
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  • Samuel R. Fisher
  • Cameron A. Gillespie
  • Hilliard F. Seigler
  • Ian R. Crocker

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