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Survival after malignant melanoma in a black child. A case report and review of the literature.

Authors
  • Moritz, M W
  • Wallack, M K
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1984
Volume
7
Issue
5
Pages
545–549
Identifiers
PMID: 6507376
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A malignant melanoma of clinical and pathologic State I but deep microstage that occurred on the lower extremity of a prepubertal black male child, who is free of recurrence 3 years following surgical excision, regional node dissection, and BCG adjuvant immunotherapy, is reported. Previously described cases of malignant melanoma in black children indicate that it is a rare and virulent lesion, since all patients expired due to their tumors within 6 months. The judicious use of principles derived from management of adults with such lesions may prolong survival and disease-free interval in this patient population.

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