Late recurrence of malignant melanoma

W. B. Sweeney, L. P. James, B. C. Ghosh, Z. Vesoulis

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A patient presented with metastatic disease nearly 12 years after initial excision of a 'benign' nevus. Review of the original slides confirmed malignant melanoma. Another patient was found to have a metastatic deposit of melanoma in the breast 23 years after an apparently adequate excision of a melanoma on the back. The natural history of this tumor shows its unpredictable nature. A thorough history and lifelong follow-up are essential in patients with malignant melanoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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