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Malignant melanoma is the third most common type of skin cancer. Nevertheless, it is the leading cause of death due to skin cancer. Although melanoma can arise in many organs, the most common form, cutaneous melanoma, arises from the melanocytes that are found in the basal layer of the epidermis, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and other adnexal structures.

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Correspondence to Ali Hendi MD .

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Hendi, A., Martinez, JC. (2011). Melanoma. In: Atlas of Skin Cancers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13399-2_4

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