Amelanotic Melanoma Arising in Filarial Leg: A Report of a Rare CaseCorrespondence Address :
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.
Filariasis, Lymphoedema, Lower extremities
Mamita Nayak, Susama Patra, Susanta Meher, Prakash Kumar Sasmal. AMELANOTIC MELANOMA ARISING IN FILARIAL LEG: A REPORT OF A RARE CASE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 January [cited: 2017 Mar 30 ]; 11:ED07-ED09. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 18, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 18, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Nov 10, 2016
Date of Publishing: Jan 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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