Mucosal melanoma

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Mucosal Melanoma
Pronunciation
  • \ myü-​ˈkō-zəl, \ ˌme-lə-ˈnō-mə
SpecialtyOncology, pathology, dermatology, gynecology, gastroenterology
Symptomsmalaise, fatigue, bleeding, diarrhea, constipation, nose bleeds, skin discoloration, itching, discharge, ulcers, anosmia, hyposmia, skin irritation, canker sores, bloody stools, bloody urine, gum disease, rosacea
Complicationsdistant and/or microscopic metastasis
Typesmucosal melanoma of the head and neck, vulvar melanoma, vaginal melanoma, anorectal melanoma
Causessmoking, carcinogens, genetics, chemicals, CID, HIV
Diagnostic methodbiopsy, colonoscopy
Treatmentradiation, chemotherapy, surgery

Mucosal melanoma is a rare condition characterized by a melanoma of the mucous membranes.[1]:696[2]


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  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.

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