A case of multiple primarymelanoma

Reiko Ito-Miyazaki, Hiroshi Uchi, Yoichi Moroi, Masutaka Furue

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A 44-year-old woman developed a malignant melanoma on the parietal region (pT4aN0M0, stage IIB). Two years later, another malignant melanoma had developed on her back (pT3bN1aM0, stage IIIB). Clinically, the second melanoma was a black hyperkeratotic nodule with crust formation, 16 × 12 mm in size, and did not fulfill the diagnostic criteria for epidermotropic metastatic malignant melanoma. Thus the second melanoma was also diagnosed as a primarylesion. Since the epidemiologyof multiple primarymelanoma in Japan has not been well evaluated due to its rarity, a careful follow-up is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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