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J Korean Surg Soc. 2012 Dec;83(6):388-392. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2012.83.6.388
Kim SK , Kim YW , Youn HJ , Park HS , Jung SH .
Department of Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. yhj0903@jbnu.ac.kr
Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea.
Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
Abstract

Cutaneous malignant melanoma of the breast can be divided into two categories: primary and metastatic lesions. Cutaneous malignant melanoma of the breast is a rare tumor, accounting for less than 5% of all malignant melanomas. Clinical features and diagnostic methods of primary cutaneous malignant melanoma of the breast are similar to those arising from other cutaneous areas. Treatment of choice is wide local excision with adequate resection margin according to tumor thickness. Sentinel lymph node biopsy should be performed because the presence of lymph node metastasis is the most important prognostic factor. There have been only limited reports involving primary cutaneous malignant melanoma of the breast. Thus, we report a case of primary cutaneous malignant melanoma in a 59-year-old woman with a review of the recent literature.

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