Nodular Melanoma of the Face: A Rare Finding in African Americans

Beech, Derrick J.; Harb, William; Reed, Jarvis
April 2004
American Surgeon;Apr2004, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p294
Academic Journal
The incidence of melanoma has dramatically increased during the past several decades in the United States. Although the majority of cutaneous melanomas occur in Caucasians, African Americans are also susceptible to this malignancy. Cutaneous melanomas in African Americans typically occur on palms of the hands or soles of the feet. This report documents the rare occurrence of a nodular melanoma of the face in a dark-complexion African-American patient.


Related Articles

  • Negative Pigment Network Identifies a Peculiar Melanoma Subtype and Represents a Clue to Melanoma Diagnosis: A Dermoscopic Study of 401 Melanomas. BASSOLL, Sara; FERRARI, Chiara; BORSARI, Stefania; GIUSTI, Francesca; MAGNONI, Cristina; PELLACANI, Giovanni; SEIDENARI, Stefania // Acta Dermato-Venereologica;2013, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p650 

    The dermoscopic descriptor "negative pigment network" (NPN) has been reported in several types of melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions, although it has a higher frequency of association with melanoma and Spitz nae-vus. In a study of 401 consecutive melanomas, excluding facial, acral and...

  • Objective follow-up of atypical melanocytic skin lesions: a retrospective study. Rubegni, Pietro; Cevenini, Gabriele; Burroni, Marco; Bono, Riccardo; Sbano, Paolo; Biagioli, Maurizio; Risulo, Massimiliano; Nami, Niccolò; Perotti, Roberto; Miracco, Clelia; Fimiani, Michele // Archives of Dermatological Research;Aug2010, Vol. 302 Issue 7, p551 

    Various authors have suggested that information from longitudinal observation (follow-up) of dynamic changes in atypical melanocytic pigmented skin lesions (MPSL) could enable identification of early malignant melanoma escaping initial observation due to an absence of specific clinical and...

  • Unraveling Mysteries of the Multifunctional Protein SPARC. Fukunaga-Kalabis, Mizuho; Herlyn, Meenhard // Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Nov2007, Vol. 127 Issue 11, p2497 

    The matricellular protein SPARC (secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine) has diverse functions in melanoma cells. Because this secreted protein is produced not only in tumor cells but also in stromal cells, the question has been asked whether paracrine effects of stroma-derived SPARC...

  • Malignant Melanoma Prognostic Factors 4: Ulceration Width. Day, Calvin L.; Jr.; Lew, Robert A.; Harrist, Terence J. // Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;Jan84, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p23 

    "Ulceration width" is superior to "ulceration per se" as a prognostic variable in patients with clinical stage I melanoma. Just as thickness has replaced level of invasion, "ulceration width" will replace ulceration.

  • The Importance of a Full Clinical Examination: Assessment of Index Lesions Referred to a Skin Cancer Clinic Without a Total Body Skin Examination Would Miss One in Three Melanomas. ALDRIDGE, Roger B.; NAYSMITH, Lisa; Ee Ting OOI; MURRAY, Caroline S.; REES, Jonathan L. // Acta Dermato-Venereologica;2013, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p689 

    Traditional clinical teaching emphasises the importance of a full clinical examination. In the clinical assessment of lesions that may be skin cancer, full examination allows detection of incidental lesions, as well as helping in the characterisation of the index lesion. Despite this, a total...

  • Ring around the nevus. Chawla, Sonya // Contemporary Pediatrics;Nov2007, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p33 

    The article presents information on the dermatological disease called halo nevi. It describes a case of a boy diagnosed with halo nevi. Halo nevi appear as moles with sharply demarcated rings of depigmentation. The halo generally forms around an acquired intradermal nevus. Halo nevi generally...

  • PLESIOTHERAPY FOR NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER: INNOVATING TO OVERCOME! Ray, Amitabh; Basu, Ayan; Deb, Asit; Aich, Ranen Kanti; Biswas, Litan Naha; Pal, J. K. // Indian Journal of Dermatology;Oct-Dec2010, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p363 

    Background: The non-surgical management of non-melanoma skin cancers is an area requiring clinical investigation. Radiotherapy has a role in treatment for a defined subset of patients. Aims: The application of radiotherapy is subject to availability of proper equipment, non-availability of which...

  • Increasing Burden of Melanoma in Croatia. Malatestinić, Ðulija; Nadarević-Štefanec, Vesna; Šuljić, Petra; Glažar, Bojan; Janković, Suzana // Collegium Antropologicum;Jun2011 Supplement, Vol. 35, p267 

    Melanoma consists 4-5% of all skin cancers, but it contributes to 71-80% of skin cancers deaths. It is controversial whether worldwide increases in melanoma incidence represent a true epidemic but at the same time that dramatic increase in incidence occur in setting of relatively stable...

  • GP Registrar: Pictorial - Case Study. Gnanapragasam, Vasa // GP: General Practitioner;2/18/2005, p55 

    The article focuses on irregular pigmentation lesions in lower leg of a 55-year-old lady. Some were brown black or bluish black. The diagnosis is superficial spreading melanoma. Sun exposure without protection is a risk factor. Patients with naevi should have them observed for asymmetry, any...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics