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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 42, n° 5P1
pages 831-833 (mai 2000)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2000.103634
Malignant melanoma arising in a seborrheic keratosis
 

Robert J. Zabel, DO, Richard P. Vinson, MD, Martha L. McCollough, MD
William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr McCullough is not affiliated with William Beaumont Army Medical Center. El Paso, Texas 

Abstract

We report a case of malignant melanoma associated with seborrheic keratosis. This has been reported rarely in the literature, with disagreement regarding whether it is coincidental or whether malignant transformation occurs. Because seborrheic keratoses are common and association with malignant melanoma is very rare, we conclude that the association is coincidental. However, because of the association of other malignancies, a biopsy of any suspect or changing seborrheic keratosis is essential. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;42:831-3.)

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 The views and opinions expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of the US Army.
 Reprint requests: Robert Zabel, DO, Department of Medicine, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, 5005 N Piedras St, El Paso, TX 79920-5001.



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