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Session Information

FRM F162 - Challenges in the Diagnosis & Management of Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room D233/234

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Kishwer S. Nehal, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Isaac Brownell, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Klaus J. Busam, MD
  • Vicki J. Levine, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Jennifer A. Stein, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Utilize clinical tools in the diagnosis of lentigo maligna melanoma
  • Recognize surgical and histologic pitfalls in the management of lentigo maligna melanoma
  • Evaluate role of nonsurgical treatments

The diagnosis and management of lentigo maligna melanoma in the head and neck region presents multiple challenges due to variable natural history and clinical presentation, location in a cosmetically and functionally sensitive area, and unpredictable subclinical extension beyond recommended excision margins. The goal of this session is to illustrate the multiple challenges and present a comprehensive management approach including: 1) clinical assessment tools; 2) excision techniques and corresponding tissue grossing methods; 3) histologic evaluation of surgical margins and associated pitfalls; and 4) role of nonsurgical alternatives.


Tuesday, March 05
3:30 PMClinical exam and diagnostic tools / Dr. Stein
3:55 PMChallenges in the surgical management / Dr. Nehal
4:15 PMPathology of LM / Dr. Busam
4:40 PMRadiotherapy for the treatment of Lentigo Maligna / Dr. Brownell
5:00 PMImiquimod treatment / Dr. Levine
5:15 PMQ&A / All faculty