Malignant melanoma developing on a skin graft

Malignant melanoma developing on a skin graft Lentigo maligna is a pigmented lesion occurring on sun-exposed skin that has the potential to become lentigo maligna melanoma. Complete surgical removal is the treatment of choice. A 64-year-old woman with a large lentigo maligna of the face is presented. The tumor was surgically excised with negative histologic margins but recurred twice following full-thickness skin grafting of the wound bed. Histologic examination of the second recurrence revealed a lentigo maligna melanoma situated within the skin graft. Although rare, local recurrences of lentigo maligna within skin grafts exists, and the potential of lentigo maligna melanoma transformation is a distinct possibility, as illustrated by this case. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Malignant melanoma developing on a skin graft

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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-002-0367-7
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Abstract

Lentigo maligna is a pigmented lesion occurring on sun-exposed skin that has the potential to become lentigo maligna melanoma. Complete surgical removal is the treatment of choice. A 64-year-old woman with a large lentigo maligna of the face is presented. The tumor was surgically excised with negative histologic margins but recurred twice following full-thickness skin grafting of the wound bed. Histologic examination of the second recurrence revealed a lentigo maligna melanoma situated within the skin graft. Although rare, local recurrences of lentigo maligna within skin grafts exists, and the potential of lentigo maligna melanoma transformation is a distinct possibility, as illustrated by this case.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 23, 2002

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