Melanoma in situ on nose : A case report


  • Arunee Kovitpisitsakul


A 59-years-old woman, who was also an accountant. The patient had a pigmented lesion present on her tip of nose for ten years then the lesion appeared larger. She had been following with dermatologist. Superficial shave biopsy was done and pathological report of part of melanoma in situ, at least. The dermatologist made a cancer hospital referral. Full thickness incisional biopsy was done and pathological report of basal hyperpigmentation and scattered basal melanophages. The lesion was excised with a 7 mm. margin and pathological report of hyperpigmentation of basal keratinocytes and no abnormal melanocytic proliferation. Finally, pathological diagnosis after wide excision revealed melanoma in situ. The patient has not been recurred after 2 years of treatment


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