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Histology of Melanoma and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

  • Cornelia S. L. MüllerEmail author
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Abstract

Incidence of skin tumors is increasing among elderly patients, and the multi-morbidities which occur in the elderly are a great challenge for dermatologists. Basis of every treatment of skin cancer patients is a reliable diagnosis. Therefore, histopathology serves as the gold standard in clinical dermatooncology and dermatologie surgery. This chapter provides a comprehensive review on the main types of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers, including precursor lesions.

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© Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media, LCC 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saarland University HospitalDepartment of DermatologyHomburg/SaarGermany

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