Vitiligo-like primary melanoma.
ABSTRACT Depigmented or hypopigmented macules and patches have been described in association to primary and metastatic melanoma. Primary melanoma presenting at the onset as a vitiliginous patch without histopathological evidence of regression seems to be a rare event. We report 2 patients with melanoma in situ that expressed clinically as vitiligo-like patches and review the possible immunologic mechanisms responsible for this unusual presentation.
Surgery 11/2011; 150(5):1011-2. DOI:10.1016/j.surg.2010.03.003 · 3.11 Impact Factor