MELANOMA, MULTIPLE PRIMARIES

By Gary M. White, MD


Multiple primary melanomas [MPM] may occur in the same individual. Some studies suggest up to 10% of patients diagnosed with melanoma will develop at least one more primary melanoma in their lifetime. [JID 2016;136;2270]. For some, MPM are diagnosed at the first visit.

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This patient presented with a 0.46 mm melanoma on the neck. A complete skin exam showed a 0.78 mm melanoma on the back.
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