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Cutaneous melanoma arising from a cesarean delivery skin scar.
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PMID:  23014385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 41-year-old pregnant African-American woman noticed rapid growth of her cesarean delivery skin scar beginning at 14-week gestation. Skin biopsy, which was performed at 31 weeks, revealed poorly differentiated cutaneous melanoma. At 34 weeks, she underwent repeat cesarean delivery with tumor excision, pelvic lymphadenectomy and abdominal wall reconstruction. Locally advanced disease and anatomical limitations prevented attainment of negative surgical margins. Despite adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation, she died 1 year after diagnosis. Deferring biopsy of a suspicious skin lesion during pregnancy may have delayed the diagnosis of melanoma in this case and possibly affected the long-term outcome.
J S Brandt; S Fishman; C M Magro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  807-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
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