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View in Spanish: Melanoma desmoplásico

Desmoplastic melanoma (DES-moh-PLAS-tik MEH-luh-NOH-muh)
A rare form of malignant melanoma marked by nonpigmented lesions on sun-exposed areas of the body, most commonly on the head and neck.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.