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February 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(2):307-309. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550140151036

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Malignant Melanoma. Presented by Dr. Orlando Canizares.

A man aged 57 states that about 12 to 15 years ago he had a dark blue mole on the right cheek. This was removed with an electric needle but reappeared about a year later; it was then excised and treated with radium. About three and a half years ago several black lesions appeared on his body. One was removed surgically and diagnosed as malignant melanoma. At that time the patient had about a dozen lesions on the trunk and one or two on the head. He was seen by Dr. George Pack, who gave him 30 injections of rabies serum and three tablets of TAM. He was later given some hormone injections. In November, 1955, he noticed a swelling of the submental region and consulted a dermatologist, who referred him to St. Vincent's Hospital. The lesions had increased in number

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