Collision tumor ofmelanoma and atypical fibroxanthoma of the scalp

Francesca Specchio, Giuseppe Argenziano, Iris Zalaudek, Davide Guardoli, Caterina Longo, Elvira Moscarella, Simonetta Piana, Aimilios Lallas

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Several combinations of different skin tumors occuring one adjacent to the other or even in a single lesion have been described up to date. Collision tumors involving atypical fibroxanthoma and melanoma are extremely uncommon. Herein we present a case of melanoma associated with AFX and discuss on the usefulness of dermoscopy in the clinical diagnosis of collision tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-85
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Dermatological Case Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 30 2014



  • Collision tumor
  • Dermoscopy
  • Fibroxanthoma
  • Melanoma
  • Skin cancer
  • Trichoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Specchio, F., Argenziano, G., Zalaudek, I., Guardoli, D., Longo, C., Moscarella, E., Piana, S., & Lallas, A. (2014). Collision tumor ofmelanoma and atypical fibroxanthoma of the scalp. Journal of Dermatological Case Reports, 8(3), 84-85.