Massive cutaneous nodules in a 92-year-old man
Rosselló 474 (08025), Barcelona
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Ballescá F, Boada A, Ferrándiz C. Massive cutaneous nodules in a 92-year-old man. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018;84:632-633
A 92-year-old male was diagnosed with a 5.5 mm depth ulcerated malignant melanoma after excisional biopsy of a lesion on the abdomen. Physical examination revealed a firm, palpable lymph node in his right axilla and fine-needle aspiration biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of nodal melanoma metastasis. The patient and his family refused any other investigations or explorations.
One-and-a-half years later, he presented with more than 200 cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules on the trunk and arms [Figure - 1]. The diagnosis of massive cutaneous metastasis from melanoma was confirmed by a biopsy of one of the lesions. Our patient received supportive care and succumbed to the illness 4 months later.
|Figure 1: More than 200 cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules on the upper side of the trunk and arms were found|
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