Alt ekstremitede epidermoid karsinom ve piyojenik granülomu taklit eden amelanotik malign melanom

Amelanotik malign melanom; pigment eksikliği ile karakterize ve klinik olarak tanıda zorluk yaratan ve tedavide gecikmeye yol açabilen sınıflandırılmamış bir melanom alt grubudur. Bu çalışmada da alt ekstremite de klinik olarak epidermoid karsinom ve piyojenik granülomu taklit eden iki amelanotik malign melanom olgusu sunulmuştur. Yanıltıcı klinik görünümleri nedeniyle bu lezyonlarm eksizyonunun gecikmesi veya benign lezyonlar gibi tedavi edilmesi tümör derinliğinin artmasına ve hayatı tehdit eden bir lezyon haline gelmesine neden olabilir.

Amelanotic malignant melanoma in the lower extremity mimicking squamous cell carcinoma and pyogenic granuloma

melanotic malignant melanoma that is characterized with lack of melanin pigment in the tumor cells, is an unclassified sub-type of malignant melanoma. Because of the lack of pigmentation, there are difficulties in clinical diagnosis, which can lead delays in the treatment. Two cases of amelanotic malignant melanoma in the lower extremity are reported. These lesions were mimicking epidermoid carcinoma and pyogenic granuloma on the heel. The misleading clinical appearance of this form of cutaneous melanoma can have serious implications for the patient if such a misdiagnosed malignant melanoma is treated as benign lesion. This delay in diagnosis can allow a thin melanoma to become a more invasive, life-threatening lesion.

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