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FRM F039 - Challenges in the Diagnosis & Management of Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 3C

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Kishwer S. Nehal, MD, FAAD

  • Isaac Brownell, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Klaus J. Busam, MD
  • Vicki J. Levine, MD, FAAD
  • 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 variables such as natural history and clinical presentation, the cosmetic and functional sensitivity of the 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.


Friday, March 21
3:30 PMDiagnosis and Diagnostic Tools / Dr. Stein
3:55 PMLMM Surgical Approach/Pitfalls / Dr. Nehal
4:20 PMLMM Pathology/Pitfalls / Dr. Busam
4:45 PMImiquimod for LMM / Dr. Levine
5:05 PMRT for LMM / Dr. Brownell