In-transit metastasis from melanoma presenting as lymphangiectasis: A case report

Tatyana Shekhel, Ronald M. Glick, Lee D. Cranmer

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Abstract

Malignant melanoma as a cause of inflammatory metastasis to the skin is a rare phenomenon referred to as in-transit metastasis (ITM). We report an unusual case of a patient who developed left leg lesions resembling lymphangiectasis. Punch biopsy results revealed atypical cells consistent with melanoma. The patient had a history of highrisk melanoma involving the left side of the lower extremity. This case highlights the need for a high index of suspicion for ITM in patients with a history of melanoma. Therapeutic options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalCutis
Volume84
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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