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September 1979

Pigmented Lesion Following Complete Removal of Melanoma

Author Affiliations

From the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, Ottawa Civic Hospital, and the Department of Dermatology, University of Ottawa.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(9):1089-1090. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010090039021

A pigmented lesion developed in three patients in the center of the scar following excision and grafting to remove melanoma. Histologically, the lesions showed hyperplasia of melanocytes resembling junction nevus or lentigo maligna. Some site-specific factor seems to be responsible for this change.

(Arch Dermatol 115:1089-1090, 1979)

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