Amelanotic Melanoma Arising in Filarial Leg: A Report of a Rare Case ED07-ED09
Dr. Susama Patra,
Additional Professor, Department of Pathology, AIIMS, BBSR, Bhubaneswar-751019, Odisha, India.
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.