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Melanoma Res. 2009 Aug;19(4):195-8. doi: 10.1097/CMR.0b013e32832ccd3f.

Multiple melanoma arising on a burn scar and extensive sunburn: a case report and a review of the literature.

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  • 1Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cagliari University Hospital, S.S.554, Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy.


Melanoma arising in a burn scar is very uncommon. We report a recent case of a female patient in whom two different melanomas arose on a wide back burn scar at different times, focusing attention on three different potential risk factors for melanoma the patient had: sunburns, laser therapy on back and burn scar.

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