TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Beech, Derrick J.; Harb, William; Reed, Jarvis
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Apr2004, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p294
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
12753348

 

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