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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-63

An unusual case of desmoplastic malignant melanoma

Department of General Surgery, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Pandiaraja Javabal
Department of General Surgery, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai - 600 001, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.155093

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Desmoplastic malignant melanoma is a rare variant of spindle cell melanoma, commonly seen in older adults, on sun-exposed areas. It accounts for 1-4% of all cases of cutaneous melanoma. The common location of the desmoplastic melanoma is the head and neck region, whereas, other sites are less common. Regional lymph node involvement is reported in 0 to 13.7% of the cases, which is less frequent than other cutaneous melanomas. A 75-year-old male presented with an ulceroproliferative growth on the left foot that was diagnosed as desmoplastic melanoma with regional lymph node metastasis and in transit metastasis, with extensive pulmonary metastasis.

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