Malignant Skin Neoplasms

Carlos Ricotti, Navid Bouzari, Amar Agadi, Clay J. Cockerell

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Although the nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancers encompass the vast majority of skin cancers, there is a large number of other malignancies of the skin that are less commonly confronted by the clinician. Neoplasms of the skin are divided into those that differentiate from the epidermis, dermis, adnexal structures of the skin, and those derived systemically. This review focuses on a discussion of the most frequent malignant neoplasms, and divides them into those that are classically designated nonmelanoma skin cancers (also known as keratinocytic tumors), melanoma, and other less common skin cancers of the skin. New associations are highlighted, as well as new information that can help the clinician to better understand the pathogenesis of many of these entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1241-1264
Number of pages24
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin neoplasms
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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