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Primary Dermal Melanoma: A Rare Clinicopathological Variant Mimicking Metastatic Melanoma

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Dermatological Unit, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytechnic Marche University, 60126 Ancona, Italy
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Pathological Anatomy and Histopathology, Polytechnic University Marche, 60126 Ancona, Italy
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Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytechnic Marche University, 60126 Ancona, Italy
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Gürkan Kaya
Received: 28 November 2020 / Revised: 7 January 2021 / Accepted: 14 January 2021 / Published: 1 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Clinico-Pathological Correlation in Dermatopathology)
Primary dermal melanoma (PDM) is a rare distinct variant of cutaneous melanoma, predominantly occurring on the extremities of young or middle-aged adults. In comparison to conventional melanoma, PDM is characterized by unexpectedly prolonged survival and long-term survival. Thus, correct identification of this variant is crucial to avoid potential misdiagnosis and establish correct treatment and follow-up. In addition, no consensus and specific guidelines exist on the management of this peculiar subtype of cutaneous melanoma. View Full-Text
Keywords: cutaneous melanoma; cutaneous metastatic melanoma; dermal melanoma; histopathologic diagnosis; primary dermal melanoma; prognosis cutaneous melanoma; cutaneous metastatic melanoma; dermal melanoma; histopathologic diagnosis; primary dermal melanoma; prognosis
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Simonetti, O.; Molinelli, E.; Brisigotti, V.; Brancorsini, D.; Talevi, D.; Offidani, A. Primary Dermal Melanoma: A Rare Clinicopathological Variant Mimicking Metastatic Melanoma. Dermatopathology 2021, 8, 29-32. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/dermatopathology8010005

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Simonetti O, Molinelli E, Brisigotti V, Brancorsini D, Talevi D, Offidani A. Primary Dermal Melanoma: A Rare Clinicopathological Variant Mimicking Metastatic Melanoma. Dermatopathology. 2021; 8(1):29-32. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/dermatopathology8010005

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Simonetti, Oriana; Molinelli, Elisa; Brisigotti, Valerio; Brancorsini, Donatella; Talevi, Davide; Offidani, Annamaria. 2021. "Primary Dermal Melanoma: A Rare Clinicopathological Variant Mimicking Metastatic Melanoma" Dermatopathology 8, no. 1: 29-32. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/dermatopathology8010005

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