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Malignant Melanoma. Presented by Dr. George C. Andrews.
G. W., a woman aged 21, acquired a mole on the right cheek three or four months ago. At the onset it was red, and then it turned dark brown and increased to about 8 mm. in diameter. There were no hairs in the lesion. It was removed by another physician by electrodesiccation one month ago.
There is a slighty erythematous and depressed scar at the center of the right cheek about 1 cm. posterior to a brown, hairy mole. About 5 mm. above this scar is a small papule which looks like an acne lesion. About 3 mm. above that is a small lentigo. No lymph nodes are palpable in the preauricular, mandibular or anterior cervical areas.
Biopsy, reported by Dr. Fred Weidman of Philadelphia, revealed nonpigmented melanoma.
The patient is presented for suggestions for further therapy.
Dr. A. Benson
Combes FC, Graham JC. NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(3):461–465. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530160115023
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