Primary bilateral malignant melanoma of the lower limbs

  • Serena Lembo | serenalembo@yahoo.it Department of Dermatology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • Matteo Megna Department of Dermatology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • Paolo Maddalena Surgery Department, A.S.L. 5, Hospital of Sorrento, Naples, Italy.
  • Ambra Monfrecola Department of Dermatology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • Anna Balato Department of Dermatology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, .
  • Antonello Baldo Department of Dermatology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

Abstract

Malignant melanoma is the eighth most common cancer in European women. Its incidence is increasing rapidly and it has been demonstrated that this is related to sun exposure. Although few cases of bilateral uveal or choroidal melanoma are described in literature, there are no cases reporting bilateral cutaneous malignant melanoma. We report a singular case of a 43-year-old woman with two primary bilateral melanomas localized on the flexural surface of both legs.

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Published
2011-09-15
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Keywords:
malignant melanoma, dermoscopy, pigmented lesion, skin cancer.
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Lembo, S., Megna, M., Maddalena, P., Monfrecola, A., Balato, A., & Baldo, A. (2011). Primary bilateral malignant melanoma of the lower limbs. Dermatology Reports, 3(2), e20. https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2011.e20