Zosteriform Cutaneous Distant Metastases as Onset of Relapsing Melanoma
Citation: Morgado-Carasco D, Fernández-Sartorio C, Carrera C. Zosteriform cutaneous distant metastases as onset of relapsing melanoma. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2020;10(1):e2020007. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5826/dpc.1001a07
Accepted: September 13, 2019; Published: December 31, 2019
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Corresponding author: Cristina Carrera, MD, PhD, Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A 66-year-old man with a history of an ulcerated melanoma on the lumbar region, Breslow index 2.9 mm, with regional lymph node involvement, presented with pinkish papules on his forehead 5 months after the initial surgery. The lesions rapidly evolved into multiple coalescent papulonodules forming a zosteriform plaque on his forehead (
). Skin biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma metastases.
Zosteriform metastases are rare, with only about 60 cases reported, and melanoma is one of the most frequent neoplasms implicated
. Physicians should suspect this infrequent form of skin metastases even when lesions are distant from the primary site.
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