Decorative sentinel lymph node: a new entity?

Decorative sentinel lymph node: a new entity? Malignant melanoma can be a difficult lesion to differentiate clinically. However, when it spreads to regional lymph nodes, there is usually a characteristic pigmentation of the node. We describe a case of an incidental finding of a pigmented lymph node while operating on an inguinal lymph node, which raised the possibility of there being a metastatic melanoma of unknown origin. Histologically, the observed pigmentation was due to the migration of a decorative tattoo pigment instead of malignant cells. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Decorative sentinel lymph node: a new entity?

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-005-0780-9
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Abstract

Malignant melanoma can be a difficult lesion to differentiate clinically. However, when it spreads to regional lymph nodes, there is usually a characteristic pigmentation of the node. We describe a case of an incidental finding of a pigmented lymph node while operating on an inguinal lymph node, which raised the possibility of there being a metastatic melanoma of unknown origin. Histologically, the observed pigmentation was due to the migration of a decorative tattoo pigment instead of malignant cells.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2005

References

  • Tattoo pigment mimicking metastatic malignant melanoma
    Anderson, LL; Cardone, JS; McCollough, ML; Grabski, WJ

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