This is an image that depicts a smudge. There has been sufficient regression in this lesion to modify its appearance significantly. There is still sufficient infiltrate to recognize it as a melanoma and remove it. Histologically, melanoma cells were identified, but alot was incontinence of pigment and relatively avascular scarring in the epidermis and dermis. It is a lot better to recognize these lesions as they regress than to try and identify their presence after systemic malignancy has been uncovered.
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|Friday 29th of September 2006|