Malignant primary skin tumors in children

Marvin Sasson, Susan B. Mallory

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Primary malignancies of the skin are uncommon in childhood. A low index of suspicion may lead to a delay in diagnosis. This paper reviews the most common pediatric primary skin tumors: melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Because almost all skin cancers in children occur in the setting of a predisposing condition, identifying children at greatest risk is crucial to their management. Important precursor lesions and syndromes are stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-377
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996


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