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May 1980

Regressed Primary Malignant Melanoma With Regional Metastases

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Pathology, Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego.

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(5):585-586. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640290095025

• Eleven cases of metastatic malignant melanoma with a completely regressed primary melanoma have been described. An additional case is reported here. The patient had melanoma metastatic to femoral lymph nodes and a pigmented lesion on the lower part of the leg. The pigmented lesion showed fibrosis, increased numbers of capillaries, and a band-like infiltrate of melanophages In the dermis. No residual melanoma was found. The findings in this case are similar to those previously reported.

(Arch Dermatol 116:585-586, 1980)