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Society Transactions
April 1962


Arch Dermatol. 1962;85(4):545-550. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590040109029

Melanoma of Breast Treated by Radical Mastectomy. Presented by Dr. Conrad Stritzler.  A 25-year-old married, nulliparous woman had had a mole on her left breast since birth. It enlarged very slowly in size as the patient matured physically and showed no appreciable change in color until April, 1961, when it began to grow in concentric circles and turned from brown to a sort of gray.The lesion occupied the medial aspect of the upper outer quadrant of the left breast, was about 2 cm. in diameter, roughly circular in outline, and consisted of a larger, flat, grayish-brown zone at the periphery and a smaller, raised, smooth mass with speckled gray and deep brown zones toward its upper outer pole.The lesion was excised with an area of apparently normal tissue (2 cm. wide) and down to the deep subcutis. The histologic report was melanoma.The patient was referred for further

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