John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


A case of malignant melanoma of the areola in a male patient Volume 30, numéro 5, September-October 2020


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1 Department of Dermatology, Saitama Medical University
2 Department of Dermatologic Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital
3 Department of Pathology, Saitama Medical University, International Medical Center

Pigmented lesions on the nipple and areola are rare and must be differentiated from malignant melanoma (MM), pigmented Paget's disease (pPD), benign melanocytic lesions and melanosis [1]. pPD is the most frequently described malignant tumour at this specific site [2]. Only few reports have described the dermoscopic findings of MM arising on the nipple or areola, and almost all cases have occurred in females [3-6]. We report a very rare case of MM that arose on a areola in a male, in which the dermoscopic [...]