By Gary M. White, MD
Tumoral melanosis represents a fully regressed melanoma. * Histologically one sees dense dermal infiltrate of melanophages.
- A pseudo-Breslow depth may be measured to give the clinician an estimate of how deep the original melanoma may have been.
- A metastatic workup should be done.
A wide local excision as is done for standard melanoma should be performed. Sentinel lymph node biopsy may be appropriate.
JAMA Derm 2014;150;767.
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