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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 284-289

Desmoplastic melanoma presenting as pyogenic granuloma: Report of a case with review of literature

Department of Plastic Surgery, New Medical Centre Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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B Venkata Ratnam
Head, Department of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New Medical Centre Specialty Hospital, PO Box - 462 22, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.70706

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An elderly female patient was referred to the author for the treatment of a large recurrent pyogenic granuloma in the sole of right foot for a period of 2 years. She underwent excisional surgeries at an outside facility twice in the past. This time, she was treated with wide excision biopsy and the surgical defect was closed with a new technique, the "adjustable suture technique". Histopathology report confirmed "desmoplastic melanoma" with complete marginal clearance. The wound had healed uneventfully. There were no recurrences at 4-year follow-up.

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