Malignant primary skin tumors in children.
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.
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Sasson, M., & Mallory, S. B. (1996). Malignant primary skin tumors in children. Current opinion in pediatrics, 8(4), 372–377. https://doi.org/10.1097/00008480-199608000-00012
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine