NODULAR MALIGNANT MELANOMA - OR MAYBE NOT?

  • Rita Cabral Interna do Internato Complementar de Dermatologia e Venereologia/Resident Dermatology and Venereology
  • Ana Brinca Assistente Hospitalar de Dermatologia e Venereologia/Consultant Dermatology and Venereology
  • José Carlos Cardoso Assistente Hospitalar de Dermatologia e Venereologia/Consultant Dermatology and Venereology
  • Óscar Tellechea Professor Doutor e Chefe de Serviço do Serviço de Dermatologia e Venereologia do Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra/Professor of Dermatology and Venereology and Head of Department Serviço de Dermatologia e Venereologia, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, EPE, Coimbra, Portugal
Keywords: Acrospiroma, Melanoma, Skin neoplasms, Skin pigmentation

Abstract

Eccrine poroma is a relatively rare benign adnexal tumor with multiple clinical presentations, mimicking several other cutaneous neoplasms. The pigmented form is uncommon and usually located in nonacral sites in non-white patients. The authors present the case of a patient with a pigmented tumoural lesion on the left shoulder clinically thought to represent nodular malignant melanoma, but whose histopathology revealed a pigmented form of eccrine poroma. The lesion was surgically removed and no recurrence was seen after six months of follow-up.

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How to Cite
Cabral, R., Brinca, A., Cardoso, J. C., & Tellechea, Óscar. (1). NODULAR MALIGNANT MELANOMA - OR MAYBE NOT?. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 71(3), 429-431. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.71.3.205
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