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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : January | Volume : 11 | Issue : 1 | Page : ED07 - ED09

Amelanotic Melanoma Arising in Filarial Leg: A Report of a Rare Case ED07-ED09

Mamita Nayak, Susama Patra, Susanta Meher, Prakash Kumar Sasmal

Correspondence
Dr. Susama Patra,
Additional Professor, Department of Pathology, AIIMS, BBSR, Bhubaneswar-751019, Odisha, India.
E-mail: wususama@gmail.com

Amelanotic melanoma arising on chronic lymphoedema has not been reported earlier. We reported a case of amelanotic melanoma of right leg developing in a background of chronic lymphoedema of filarial origin in an elderly male of 60 years, who underwent wide local excision of the lesion followed by skin grafting for the same. A histopathological diagnosis of amelanotic melanoma was made. The patient was on follow up when he developed brain metastasis within a period of nine months for which he was operated and is on regular follow up now. We believe this as the first case report of this unusual combination.