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June 1975

Pedunculated Malignant Melanoma

Author Affiliations

From the Mount Sinai Medical Center (Drs. Niven and Lubin) and the University of Miami School of Medicine (Dr. Lubin), Miami Beach, Fla.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(6):755-756. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630180083012

A woman had a primary pedunculated malignant melanoma. This is a rare form of presentation and may result in clinical confusion with seborrheic keratosis, fibroepithelial papilloma, or granuloma pyogenicum. The aggressive nature of the lesion was indicated by the presence of erosion and bleeding. Though the tumor cells were present only in the pedunculated mass, it had metastasized to regional lymph nodes at the time of surgery.