Rare presentations of primary melanoma and special populations: A systematic review

Lisa A. Kottschade, Travis E. Grotz, Roxana S Dronca, Diva R. Salomao, Jose S Pulido, Nabil Wasif, James W Jakub, Sanjay P. Bagaria, Riten Kumar, Judith S Kaur, Shane Y. Morita, Steven Lawrence Moran, Jesse T. Nguyen, Emily C. Nguyen, Jennifer L. Hand, Lori A. Erickson, Jerry D. Brewer, Christian Baum, Robert C. Miller, David L. SwansonVal Lowe, Svetomir Nenad Markovic

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A subset of patients with melanoma present in rare and unique clinical circumstances requiring specific considerations with respect to diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Herein, we present our review of patients with: (1) primary mucosal melanoma of the head and neck, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary tracts; (2) primary melanoma of the eye; (3) desmoplastic melanoma; (4) subungual melanoma; (5) melanoma in special populations: children, nonwhites, as well as a discussion of familial melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-641
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 11 2014



  • Familial melanoma
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Minority populations
  • Mucosal melanoma
  • Pediatric melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Medicine(all)

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Kottschade, L. A., Grotz, T. E., Dronca, R. S., Salomao, D. R., Pulido, J. S., Wasif, N., Jakub, J. W., Bagaria, S. P., Kumar, R., Kaur, J. S., Morita, S. Y., Moran, S. L., Nguyen, J. T., Nguyen, E. C., Hand, J. L., Erickson, L. A., Brewer, J. D., Baum, C., Miller, R. C., ... Markovic, S. N. (2014). Rare presentations of primary melanoma and special populations: A systematic review. American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials, 37(6), 635-641. https://doi.org/10.1097/COC.0b013e3182868e82