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Breast cancer melanosis in a postmastectomy scar.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3383116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pigmented skin lesions developed in the postmastectomy scar of a 42-year-old woman, 3 years after mastectomy, clinically mimicking malignant melanoma. A histologic study of the skin showed neoplastic mucin secreting glands and melanocyte colonization. Literature pertaining to melanin pigmentation of epithelial tumors not primary in the skin is reviewed.
V Marco; J Autonell; L Cirera; M Gay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-29     Completed Date:  1988-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, Hospital Mútua de Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cicatrix / complications*,  pathology
Mastectomy / adverse effects*
Melanosis / etiology*,  pathology
Postoperative Complications*

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