By Gary White, MD

melanoma in the scalp A 0.6 mm melanoma in the scalp of a Caucasian man.

Melanomas may occasionally occur in the scalp. Thus, it is important to look in the scalp during a complete skin exam.

Additional Pictures

Lentigo Maligna on the vertex of a patient with thinning hair.
lentigo maligna in the scalp

Melanoma If there is plenty of hair, melanoma is uncommon in the scalp. Once the hair thins and UV does its damage, melanoma may occur.
melanoma in the scalp

Melanoma in situ on the scalp.
melanoma in the scalp


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