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Br J Plast Surg. 2001 Apr;54(3):253-6.

Spread of a recurrent lentigo maligna into a graft: a case for conservative treatment.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK.

Abstract

Lentigo maligna is an in situ malignant melanoma for which the treatment of choice is surgical excision. The recurrence rate in lentigo maligna is high and hence other treatments, such as cryotherapy, laser therapy, radiotherapy and Mohs' chemosurgery, have been described. Despite the high recurrence rate, spread of a lentigo maligna into a skin graft is rare. We describe a case of a recurrent lentigo maligna spreading into a skin graft, which, along with the cases described in the literature, highlights the presence of a group of low-grade malignant lentiginous lesions that may be managed by careful follow-up and observation.

PMID:
11254423
DOI:
10.1054/bjps.2000.3541
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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