Transient purpura after axillary dissection due to malignant melanoma

Transient purpura after axillary dissection due to malignant melanoma Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:339–340 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1077-2 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Transient purpura after axillary dissection due to malignant melanoma Simon Skovsted Yde & Lars Bjørn Stolle & Birgitte Stausbøl-Grøn Received: 24 December 2014 /Accepted: 28 February 2015 /Published online: 13 March 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, were taken out. None of them showed any sign of further The incidence of malignant melanoma increases worldwide. metastasis. Postoperatively, the patient developed a seroma, The prognosis and the surgical treatment depend on the thick- which was aspirated five times. Four weeks after the last as- ness of the melanoma, presence of ulceration and the number piration of the seroma, 9 weeks postoperatively, a purple rash of mitosis per square millimeter. Metastatic disease is most developed around the scar in the right axilla. From the inap- frequently found in the regional lymph node(s) and the senti- parent scar, an arcuate erythematous rash expanded to cover nel node biopsies are used for investigation of node disease. In case of sentinel node metastasis, a lymph node dissection in the region is performed. Lymph node dissection in the axilla has significant morbidity including seroma, lymphoedema, infection, wound rupture, haematoma, neuropraxia and dys- functional European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Transient purpura after axillary dissection due to malignant melanoma

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