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ISSN Number: 1203-4754
Title: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Volume Number: 13
Issue Number: 06
Page Number: 321
Published: 6 time(s) per Year

Coexisting Tattoo Pigment and Metastatic Melanoma in the Same Sentinel Lymph Node

BACKGROUND:The principle of sentinel lymph node states that metastatic melanoma spreads in a predictable sequential fashion from the primary site to the regional lymph node basin.OBJECTIVE AND CONCLUSION:Reports show that melanoma and tattoo pigment can be in the same regional lymph node basin on gross evaluation. We present two cases of melanoma arising within the setting of a tattoo where the sentinel lymph node contained both pigmented histiocytes and metastatic melanoma on gross inspection and histopathology.
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