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J Dermatol Case Rep. 2012 Dec 31;6(4):102-4. doi: 10.3315/jdcr.2012.1115.

Peripheral stellate telangiectasias: a clinical-dermoscopic clue for diganosing cutaneous melanoma metastases.

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Dermatology Unit, Hospital General de Agudos Dr. Cosme Argerich, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The clinical and dermoscopic diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma metastases may be challenging especially in patients with unknown primary melanoma.

MAIN OBSERVATIONS:

We observed repetitive dermoscopic patterns of peripheral stellate telangiectasias in cutaneous melanoma metastases from 3 patients, of whom 2 had an unknown primary melanoma.

CONCLUSIONS:

Stellate telangiectasias surrounding bluish to purple or red nodules with recent onset may represent a clue for cutaneous melanoma metastases.

KEYWORDS:

dermoscopy; melanoma; metastases; skin cancer

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