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Multiple primary melanoma in pregnancy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6831110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case is reported of three primary superficial spreading melanomas presenting in one patient in the space of 12 months. On each occasion the patient was pregnant at the time of definitive treatment. Local excision was performed for each tumour on the basis that this is appropriate for melanomas of less than 0.76 mm in depth (Breslow, 1975). The second primary had been biopsied between pregnancies and reported as benign. It is difficult to escape the inference that, in this patient, initiation of malignant transformation during pregnancy was not coincidental.
D G Pennington
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of plastic surgery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0007-1226     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-27     Completed Date:  1983-05-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984714R     Medline TA:  Br J Plast Surg     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Melanoma / etiology*
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / etiology*
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic*
Skin Neoplasms / etiology*

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