This melanoma on the neck is variously colored with a very darkly pigmented area found centrally. It has irregular borders and appears to be larger than 0.5 cm. Prognosis in melanoma is best defined by its depth on resection.
Review Date 7/25/2017
Updated by: David L. Swanson, MD, Vice Chair of Medical Dermatology, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Medical School, Scottsdale, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.