Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
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Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
Case Report Head and neck cutaneous tumors

Desmoplastic melanoma

Guilherme Luiz Furlan, Mateus Bignotto Bortolozzo, Kauê de Carvalho Moura, Sílvia Migueis Picado Petrarolha, Rogério Aparecido Dedivitis

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Abstract

Desmoplastic melanoma is a rare variant of malignant melanoma that accounts for 1-5% of all forms of this neoplasm. It usually affects patients in the 6th and 7th decades of life. A 42-year-old female patient with progressive scalp lesion and diagnosis of desmoplastic melanoma is described, presenting good evolution with immunotherapy using Pembrolizumab, avoiding surgical treatment.

Keywords

head and neck neoplasms; melanoma; desmoplastic; scalp.

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