A Case of Malignant Melanoma with a Satellite Lesion Showing a Tendency to Disappear Spontaneously

Katsushi Yamamoto, Kenshi Yamasaki, Kazuo Tagawa, Atsushl Hatamochi, Hiroshi Shinkai, Hisashi Shimada

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Abstract

A 70-year-old female first noticed a pigmentation and a black subcutaneous tumor on her right little finger. During the two year period before presentation at the hospital, the color of this subcutaneous tumor became vivid and there after tended to disappear spontaneously. We diagnosed this case to be acral lentiginous melanoma stage 3. She underwent a wide resection of the tumor and a dissection of her right axillary lymph nodes. The subcutaneous tumor in a satellite lesion was considered to be unique since it demonstrated a apparent spontaneous regression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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