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Spontaneous regression of subcutaneous metastasis of cutaneous melanoma

Spontaneous regression of subcutaneous metastasis of cutaneous melanoma

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 90(6): 1073-1076

A case is presented of a 44-year-old Caucasian man who was operated on in October of 1988 for a cutaneous melanoma in his trunk and who in the space of 1 year manifested a single subcutaneous nodule compatible with a metastasis of melanoma by fine-needle aspiration biopsy. No other abnormal findings were revealed by physical and instrumental examinations. During the subsequent hospitalization, we witnessed (in conjunction with the occurrence of painful symptoms in the hands of an inflammatory nature) the total, progressive, spontaneous regression of the metastasis, which was confirmed by the clinic and the tests. After 15 months of follow-up, the patient has not shown any further signs of illness.

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Accession: 041417616

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PMID: 1448505

DOI: 10.1097/00006534-199212000-00022

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