Disseminated malignant melanoma
Kaushal k Verma
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110029
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Verma Kk, D’Souza P, Sirka C S, Raman R S, Rathi SK. Disseminated malignant melanoma. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1999;65:230-231
A 25-year-old man had multiple asymptomatic nodular lesions on the trunk, extremities and the face for 3 months. He also had left facial palsy with severe headache and vomiting. There were no other systemic or constitutional symptoms. Skin biopsyfrom a nodular lesion showed features of malignant melanoma, confirmed by Fontana Masson and S-100 protein staining. A diagnosis of disseminated malignant melanoma was made and the patient was treated symptomatically. The patient died in 4 months.