Melanoma in situ mimicking a Lichen planus-like keratosis

Melanoma in situ mimicking a Lichen planus-like keratosis

Authors

  • Andrea Sisti General and Specialist Surgery Department, Plastic Surgery Division, University of Siena, Italy
  • Amgiad Fallaha
  • Juri Tassinari
  • Giuseppe Nisi
  • Luca Grimaldi
  • Klaus Eisendle

Keywords:

dermoscopy, lichen planus-like keratosis, melanoma in situ

Abstract

The incidence of melanoma has steadily increased over the past three decades. Melanoma in situ (MIS),  defined as melanoma that is limited to the epidermis, contributes to a disproportionately high percentage of this rising incidence. Amelanotic melanoma presents as an erythematous macule or plaque and may initially be misdiagnosed as an inflammatory disorder. We report a case of amelonatic MIS raised on non-sun-exposed skin, inducing a lichen planus-like keratosis as inflammatory reaction, which clinically masked the melanoma.

Author Biography

Andrea Sisti, General and Specialist Surgery Department, Plastic Surgery Division, University of Siena, Italy

Resident, General and Specialist Surgery Department, Plastic Surgery Division, University of Siena, Italy

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Published

16-01-2018

How to Cite

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Melanoma in situ mimicking a Lichen planus-like keratosis. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2018 Jan. 16 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];88(4):496-8. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/5699

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