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>Journals >Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social >Year 2009, Issue 1

Carlos-Ortega B, Montes de Oca-Monroy F, Isyta-Morales A
Dermoscopy Findings in Malignant Skin Melanoma with Metastases. A Case Report
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2009; 47 (1)

Language: Español
References: 13
Page: 73-76
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Melanoma is the result of the malignant transformation of normal melanocytes of the skin, which are responsible for the synthesis of melamine. It occupies the third place in frequency of skin cancer. Its incidence shows an annual increment of 3 to 7 % which varies in different populations. In our country the mortality is higher than the incidence due to the delayed diagnosis. We are reporting a case of a patient with fair skin who developed blue metastases which were indistinguishable from the characteristic pattern of blue nevi.

Key words: melanoma, neoplasm metastasis, dermoscopy, skin neoplasms.


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