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Vol 69, No 3-4 (2019)
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Published online: 2019-10-31
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New pathomorphological classification of melanomas

Piotr Wiśniewski1, Anna Szumera-Ciećkiewicz1, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer2
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2019.0020
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2019;69(3-4):103-107.
Affiliations
  1. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Diagnostics, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute – Oncology Center, Warsaw, Poland
  2. Department of Pathomorphology, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration in Warsaw, Poland

open access

Vol 69, No 3-4 (2019)
Review article
Published online: 2019-10-31

Abstract

Melanoma is a neoplasm whose biology we are getting to know better and better. The consequence of this is the latest edition of “WHO Classification of Skin Tumours 4th edition, 2018”. The division presented in this paper takes into account the character of growth and location of melanoma, but also results from the analysis of the most frequent mutations oc­curring in this neoplasm. The assessment of the stage of melanoma progression, based on two most important prognostic microscopic features, i.e. the depth of infiltration and the presence or absence of ulceration, remains valid.

Abstract

Melanoma is a neoplasm whose biology we are getting to know better and better. The consequence of this is the latest edition of “WHO Classification of Skin Tumours 4th edition, 2018”. The division presented in this paper takes into account the character of growth and location of melanoma, but also results from the analysis of the most frequent mutations oc­curring in this neoplasm. The assessment of the stage of melanoma progression, based on two most important prognostic microscopic features, i.e. the depth of infiltration and the presence or absence of ulceration, remains valid.

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Keywords

melanoma; TNM classification; mutations

About this article
Title

New pathomorphological classification of melanomas

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 69, No 3-4 (2019)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

103-107

Published online

2019-10-31

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2019.0020

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2019;69(3-4):103-107.

Keywords

melanoma
TNM classification
mutations

Authors

Piotr Wiśniewski
Anna Szumera-Ciećkiewicz
Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer

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