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January 1944


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Chairman; Secretary March 23, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(1):65-74. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510070068013

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Pigmented Lesion of Cheek. Presented by Dr. Eugene F. Traub.

T. Z., a child aged 2½ years, has twice previously been presented.


Dr. A. Benson Cannon: I think one should regard the pigmented lesions in the scar as being part of the original growth. I should never consider the patient cured until there has been a lapse of twenty to twenty-five years, as melanoma has been reported to have recurred as long as twenty-five years after removal of the original tumor. I believe that at the previous meeting of this society Dr. Kingsbury presented a patient in whom the melanoma had appeared at the site of the removal of a pigmented mole eight years previously.

Dr. George M. Lewis: Time alone will tell, but one point in favor of the lesion's being benign is the fact that no new lesions have developed in the period of observation.


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