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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 548

Lower extremity desmoplastic malignant melanoma in Egypt


1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt

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Alshimaa Mohamed Abbas Mostafa
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Mohammed Hassan Street, Beni-Suef 62111
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_141_17

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Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) is a type of spindle cell melanoma characterized by the absence of pigment. The clinical diagnosis of DM represents a challenge for the practitioner and the pathologists because it can mimic benign or malignant skin tumors and even inflammatory skin disorders. We here discuss a case of a patient presented with multiple nodular lesions of the lower extremity following electrocautary to a lesion in her sole which was misdiagnosed as planter wart. Our clinical diagnosis was Kaposi sarcoma, hypertrophic lichen, or extensive verruca vulgaris. However, histopathological examination showed spindle-shaped cells positive for Melan-A and S100 revealing the diagnosis of DM.


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