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alm

[älm]
(ecology)
A meadow in alpine or subalpine mountain regions.

ALM

On drawings, abbr. for “alarm.”

ALM

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18) For histology specific lifetime risk analyses, we restricted the analyses to the five most common histological subtypes based on World Health Organization (WHO)'s International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd Edition (ICD-O-3): nodular melanoma (NM) - 8721; lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) - 8742; superficial spreading melanoma (SMM) - 8743; acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) - 8744; and desmoplastic melanoma (DM) - 8745.
Recent molecular advances in determining prognosis in acral lentiginous melanoma include increased expression of c-myc oncogene activity, (27) increased p53 protein expression, (28) strong c-kit positivity in the basal epidermal cell layer29 and characteristic chromosomal amplification.
Acral lentiginous melanoma, Breslow index, Clark index, Dermoscopy, Malignant melanoma, Sentinel lymph node
The case study documented the successful treatment of Acral Lentiginous Melanoma on a 77-year-old woman with Tubercin.
Particularly important is their observation that clinicopathologic correlation is essential when dealing with these lesions, since small punches from a frank acral lentiginous melanoma may show minimal proliferation of benign-appearing melanocytes
Acral lentiginous melanoma in black patients usually presents at an advanced clinical and histopathological stage with an expected poor prognosis.
A wedge biopsy of the lesion showed that the patient had acral lentiginous melanoma.
The term acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), coined by Reed in 1976, applies to melanoma developing on palms, soles, and nail apparatus, which presents with clinical, histologic, and even biologic differences from melanoma developing elsewhere in the body.
2,5,9) For example, there is some evidence that nodular melanoma and acral lentiginous melanoma have a worse prognosis than other subtypes.
While 1 study noted a possibly increased rate of S100-negative lesions among acral lentiginous melanomas (34) and our study reports 2 S100-negative lesions arising in acral lentiginous or amelanotic melanomas, most of our S100-negative lesions arose in superficial spreading or nodular melanomas.
Acral lentiginous melanomas compose a minority of the melanomas in fair-skinned people but are a majority of the melanoma cases in blacks, Asians, and Hispanics.