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July 1947

LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(1):113-121. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520070116015

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Abstract

Melanoma of the Nipple. Presented for therapeutic suggestions by Dr. A. K. Jensen.  C. M. S., a white man aged 33, first became aware of a flat, smooth "mole" about 3 cm. below and 2 cm. medial to the left nipple. Because of progressive enlargement of the lesion he consulted a physician, who performed a biopsy. A histologic diagnosis of malignant melanoma grade 11 was made. He was first seen by the presenter at the dermatologic clinic of the White Memorial Hospital, on Sept. 13, 1945. At that time he presented an elevated, deep brown to black nodule about the size of a large pea. Part of the lesion showed scarring from previous removal of tissue for biopsy. There seemed to be some enlargement of the left axillary lymph nodes. Routine laboratory tests gave normal results.The histologic section showed epithelial disintegration, with large masses of melanoblastic cells all through

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