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Amelanotic melanoma on dog's toe
|Classification and external resources|
|ICD-10||C43 ILDS C43.L50)|
|Patient UK||Amelanotic melanoma|
Amelanotic melanoma is a type of skin cancer in which the cells do not make melanin.:696 They can be pink,red,purple or of normal skin color, hence difficult to recognise. It has an asymmetrical shape, and an irregular faintly pigmented border. Their atypical appearance leads to delay in diagnosis, the prognosis is poor and the rate of recurrence is high.
- Amelanotic melanoma entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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