Nonmelanoma skin cancer and cutaneous melanoma in the pediatric population

Alpin D. Malkan, Petros Konofaos, Robert D. Wallace, John A. Sandoval

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer in children and adolescents are extremely rare, and the literature guiding the international pediatric medical community remains limited. The oncologic treatment of pediatric skin cancer continues to be extrapolated from the adult literature. A combination of biologic materials and advanced cosmetic reconstructive techniques continues to evolve in an attempt to achieve satisfactory oncologic outcomes while avoiding potentially disfiguring and catastrophic results. The purpose of this chapter is to comprehensively review the most prevalent cutaneous cancers affecting this pediatric population including melanoma, spitzoid melanoma, and squamous and basal cell carcinomas, in addition to the fundamental principles, techniques, and functional outcomes regarding cosmetic reconstruction surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNon-Melanoma Skin Cancer and Cutaneous Melanoma
Subtitle of host publicationSurgical Treatment and Reconstruction
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030187972
ISBN (Print)9783030187958
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Basal cell
  • Lymph node
  • Melanoma
  • Pediatric
  • Radiation
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Spitzoid
  • Squamous cell
  • Ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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