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October 1981

Plantar Melanoma

Author Affiliations

New Orleans

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(10):607. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650100007014

In Reply.—  In response to the inquiry by Dr Arrington concerning previously reported cases cited in our current article, I would like to clarify the matter. This concerns a series of articles on acral lentiginous melanoma from the Departments of Dermatology, Pathology, and Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, and the Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans. The clinicopathologic concept of acral lentiginous melanoma was first introduced by Reed1 in 1976. It was extended by Arrington et al,2 who reported 33 cases of plantar melanoma, 27 of which were acral lentiginous melanoma that had been treated at the Charity Hospital of Louisiana between 1948 and 1968. The material published in the Archives was first presented by Philip Loria, MD, at the Academy of Dermatologic Surgery in 1976 and later prepared for publication by Coleman et al. In the presentation of the clinical aspects of acral lentiginous melanoma, Coleman et

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