CD34 expression in primary cutaneous malignant melanoma: Apropos of a case and review of the aberrant melanoma phenotype Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antigens, CD34
  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • We present a case of malignant melanoma of nodular subtype, which strongly expressed CD34. The spectrum of abnormal phenotypes in malignant melanoma is reviewed, and a possible explanation for the presence of CD34 is discussed. This case demonstrates the potential of malignant melanoma to express CD34, defining an infrequently recognized aberrant phenotype. Whether or not expression of this marker is associated with a more aggressive clinical course remains to be determined.

publication date

  • November 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.0303-6987.2005.00367.x

PubMed ID

  • 16293181

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 685

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 32

number

  • 10