A case of a 77-old woman with a melanoma of soft parts is reported. The blue-greyish nodule, 4 cm in diameter, had a smooth and regular skin surface. The microscopic picture showed the presence in the dermis of atypical round or spindle-shaped cells with clear cytoplasm and vescicular nuclei and also the presence of melanin. The detection of S-100 protein was positive. The patient died 8 months after the surgical excision of the nodule. The autoptic findings showed several cerebral metastases with same histologic characteristics of the primary tumor.

Malignant melanoma of the soft parts

MONFRECOLA, GIUSEPPE;
1993

Abstract

A case of a 77-old woman with a melanoma of soft parts is reported. The blue-greyish nodule, 4 cm in diameter, had a smooth and regular skin surface. The microscopic picture showed the presence in the dermis of atypical round or spindle-shaped cells with clear cytoplasm and vescicular nuclei and also the presence of melanin. The detection of S-100 protein was positive. The patient died 8 months after the surgical excision of the nodule. The autoptic findings showed several cerebral metastases with same histologic characteristics of the primary tumor.
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