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Descriptor English:   Melanoma 
Descriptor Spanish:   Melanoma 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Melanoma 
Synonyms English:   Malignant Melanoma
Malignant Melanomas
Melanoma, Malignant
Melanomas
Melanomas, Malignant  
Tree Number:   C04.557.465.625.650.510
C04.557.580.625.650.510
C04.557.665.510
Definition English:   A malignant neoplasm derived from cells that are capable of forming melanin, which may occur in the skin of any part of the body, in the eye, or, rarely, in the mucous membranes of the genitalia, anus, oral cavity, or other sites. It occurs mostly in adults and may originate de novo or from a pigmented nevus or malignant lentigo. Melanomas frequently metastasize widely, and the regional lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and brain are likely to be involved. The incidence of malignant skin melanomas is rising rapidly in all parts of the world. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p2445) 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term; MELANOMA, EXPERIMENTAL is also available
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BS blood supply BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CI chemically induced
CH chemistry CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SC secondary SU surgery
TH therapy UL ultrastructure
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   8714 
Unique Identifier:   D008545 

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