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Jan 2012

An Acrochordon-Like Melanoma Metastasis

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Duke University School of Medicine (Ms Kollitz) and Departments of Dermatology (Drs Tcheung, Selim, and Nelson), Surgery (Dr Scheri), and Pathology (Dr Selim), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(1):136-137. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.1105

Acrochordons are generally assumed to be benign and might not be submitted for pathologic analysis. One study of 1335 clinically diagnosed acrochordons found only 5 malignant tumors.1 Both squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma have been reported in acrochordon-like lesions.1,2 We report herein a case of acrochordon-like melanoma metastasis.

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