Dermoscopy, reflectance confocal microscopy and histopathology of an amelanotic melanoma from an individual with the heterozygous MC1R variation 160W

Curchin, C. E. S., Wurm, E. M. T., Douglas, N. C., Jagirdar, K., Sturm, R. A. and Soyer, H. P. (2011). Dermoscopy, reflectance confocal microscopy and histopathology of an amelanotic melanoma from an individual with the heterozygous MC1R variation 160W. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Australasian College of Dermatologists 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. Australasian College of Dermatologists 44th Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth WA, Australia, (21-21). 15-18 May 2011. doi:10.1111/j.1440-0960.2011.00757.x


Author Curchin, C. E. S.
Wurm, E. M. T.
Douglas, N. C.
Jagirdar, K.
Sturm, R. A.
Soyer, H. P.
Title of paper Dermoscopy, reflectance confocal microscopy and histopathology of an amelanotic melanoma from an individual with the heterozygous MC1R variation 160W
Conference name Australasian College of Dermatologists 44th Annual Scientific Meeting
Conference location Perth WA, Australia
Conference dates 15-18 May 2011
Proceedings title Special Issue: Abstracts of the Australasian College of Dermatologists 44th Annual Scientific Meeting   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Australasian Journal of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Richmond VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2011.00757.x
ISSN 0004-8380
1440-0960
Volume 52
Issue Supp. 1
Start page 21
End page 21
Total pages 1
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Amelanotic melanoma is a rare form of melanoma. Its lack of pigment makes it diffi cult to detect clinically and assess dermoscopically. Individuals with melancortin-1-receptor (MC1R) red hair colour variants, such as 160W, D84E, R151C and D294H, have been found to have an increased risk of developing melanoma1 and their early melanomas have been reported to have reduced colours and structures in dermoscopy2. New imaging modalities such as reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) can be used to help confirm the diagnosis of amelanotic melanoma prior to surgery. In this case study we present clinical, dermoscopic, RCM and histological features of a completely amelanotic melanoma found on a 26 year old female with brown hair, fair skin complexion and hazel eyes, who has a heterozygous MC1R variation 160W.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 11 APR 2011 Published under Poster Presentations: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Australasian College of Dermatologists 44th Annual Scientific Meeting.

 
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