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Melanoma MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Melanoma
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.465.625.650.510
C04.557.580.625.650.510
C04.557.665.510
Unique ID
D008545
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008545
Annotation
coordinate with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term; MELANOMA, EXPERIMENTAL is also available
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Malignant Melanoma
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1996/06/10
Melanoma Preferred
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