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Definition

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes, arising de novo or from a pre-existing benign nevus, which occurs most often in the skin but also may involve other sites.

Acronym

CMM8

Synonyms

Cutaneous malignant melanoma 8
Susceptibility to melanoma and renal cell carcinoma

 
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