Melanoma Images

The ABCDs of Melanoma




Asymmetry. One half does not match the other half.

Border irregularity. The edges are ragged, notched, or blurred.



Color. Pigmentation is not uniform. Shades of tan, brown, and black are present. Red, white, and blue may add to the mottled appearance.

Diameter greater than 6 mm. Any sudden or continuing increase in size should be of special concern.

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Skin Lesions-Benign and Malignant

Ocular Melanoma

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Images are courtesy of Medscape


Source: Malignant Melanoma: Familial, Genetic, and Psychosocial Risk Factors[Clinician Reviews 7(7):65-68, 73-76, 81-82, 1997. © 1997 Clinicians Publishing Group and Williams & Wilkins.]

Disclaimer: These images are examples of certain skin lesions only. Only your health care professional, i.e. dermatologist, or dermatopathologist for example is qualified to diagnose your condition.