Gigantic malignant melanoma in a thermal burn scar

Neil S. Goldberg*, June K. Robinson, Carol Peterson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Carcinoma developing in burn scars is overwhelmingly of the squamous cell type; in fact, almost 2% of all squamous cell carcinomas develop in old burn scars. We report a case of malignant melanoma that developed in a bum scar and review eight other reported cases of malignant melanoma that developed similarly. We also compare the group having malignant melanomas in burn scars with those having the more common type of squamous cell carcinoma in burn scars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-952
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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