Search Results for: desmoplastic-neurotropic melanoma

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Wide and Deep Excision for Melanoma?

…without anatomical limitations.” McLeod GRC. Malignant melanoma: primary treatment. In: Emmett AJJ, O’Rourke MGE, eds. Malignant Skin Tumors. 2nd ed. Edinburgh, Scotland: Churchill-Livingstone, 1991:87-88. “At present, if the diagn…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Balloon cell melanoma in primary care practice: a case report

Abstract A case of balloon cell melanoma encountered in a primary care skin cancer practice in Melbourne, Australia is presented. The presenting lesion was 6 mm in diameter, ulcerated, non-pigmented and without any algorithmic clues to melanoma. How…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Acral melanoma with hyperkeratosis mimicking a pigmented wart

Abstract Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) of the sole sometimes has a hyperkeratotic appearance and mimics a pigmented wart. We report a case of an 81-year-old woman with an ALM on the left sole with hyperkeratosis. Due to its presentation it was di…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Recurrence of Melanoma?

“Traditionally, local recurrence of melanoma is considered to be the appearance of melanoma foci within 5 cm of the primary excision site. This includes metastatic melanoma involving the primary excision site, satellites, and intransit metast…