Melanoma arising in a skin graft

Jennifer G. Hall, Christopher Herman, Jonathan L. Cook, Douglas Tyler, Hilliard F. Seigler, Paul J. Mosca

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Abstract

Cutaneous melanoma remains an ongoing public health threat, and the cornerstone of management continues to be early diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, primary melanomas may have atypical presentations, making early diagnosis difficult and causing significant treatment delays. In this report, an unusual case is presented in which a patient experienced the synchronous development of a melanoma in situ within a skin graft donor site and an invasive melanoma within the recipient skin graft site. This exceptional presentation of cutaneous melanoma is discussed to highlight key principles of skin grafting in relation to the management of malignant melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Melanoma
  • Sentinel lymph node
  • Skin graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Hall, J. G., Herman, C., Cook, J. L., Tyler, D., Seigler, H. F., & Mosca, P. J. (2005). Melanoma arising in a skin graft. Annals of plastic surgery, 54(1), 92-96. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.sap.0000136974.62109.01