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January 1957

DETROIT DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(1):139-145. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550130141024

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Abstract

Melanoma. Presented by Dr. Clyde K. Hasley and Dr. Arthur E. Gulick.

The patient is a white man who first noted his lesion in June, 1952. There was a brown-black mole in the right eyebrow with two small blue satellite lesions. The entire area was surgically excised in June, 1952. Doctor Pinkus reported malignant melanoma in a dermoepidermal nevus with a wide margin of healthy tissue around the excised lesion.

The patient was given 3300 r of filtered x-ray to the operative site in July, 1952. In October, 1952, an enlarged node found over the right temporomandibular joint was excised, and the pathological report was metastatic melanocarcinoma in a lymph node. The patient received two courses of deep x-ray therapy to this operative site, for a total of 4600 r over a period of four months.

In February, 1953, deeper nodes in the right temporomandibular area became enlarged

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