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…

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…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Acral melanoma with hyperkeratosis mimicking a pigmented wart

…arallel ridge pattern on dermoscopy, strongly suggesting acral melanoma. When a hyperkeratotic pigmented lesion on the sole is encountered, one should rule out melanoma by careful examination of the periphery of the lesion. Dermoscopy is a helpful ad…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Regression of nevi in a melanoma patient treated with interferon

…patient treated with adjuvant interferon therapy for stage III melanoma, who presented multiple regressing nevi after the treatment. Case report A 58-year-old male patient with a history of multiple basal cell carcinomas and a previous melanoma was d…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The order of things and the classification of melanoma

Editorial Melanoma is a fascinating disease. It appears in a myriad of forms. No two melanomas look alike; every melanoma is unique morphologically. Like other biologic phenomena it is highly complex and diverse in its forms of appearance. Scientist…