Amelanotic Malignant Melanoma: Case Report

  • M. Respondek
  • K. Hoffmann
  • K.-M. Müller
  • P. Altmeyer
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Abstract

Malignant melanomas are usually dark brown to bluish black in colour, often with different shadings throughout. When there is absence of pigmentation and the lesion is of the same pigmentation as the surrounding skin, the clinician will not become suspicious of malignant melanoma. The clinical appearance of amelanotic malignant melanoma (AMM) is quite confusing and usually is not diagnosed prior to histopathologic examination. In this case report we describe the clinical and histopathological findings of AMM.

Keywords

Dermatitis Dermatol Keratosis Keratoacanthomas 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Respondek
  • K. Hoffmann
  • K.-M. Müller
  • P. Altmeyer

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