Dr Jeremy Banky, Specialist Dermatologist, Melbourne

Lentigo Maligna

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Lentigo MalignaLentigo Maligna is a ‘melanoma in situ’ (a Level 1 melanoma) most typically on sun exposed areas of the head and neck.

Lentigo maligna expands as a flat patch for many years, sometime decades.

Lentigo maligna often presents as a changing pigmented lesion. Since lentigo malignas do not spread anywhere else in the body, a 100% survival rate is achieved once it is excised.

 

The treatment of choice for lentigo maligna is surgical excision - a wide local excision, preventing the development of an invasive component of the lesion. This is then followed by regular skin surveillance by Dr Banky.

 
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