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Scalp Melanoma Diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in a Tertiary Health Center.

Zarami AB, Satumari NA, Ahmed M - Case Rep Oncol Med (2015)

Bottom Line: Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia.Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms.We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

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Affiliation: Department of Histopathology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, PMB 1414, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

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Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia. Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms. We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

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Mentions: A 30-year-old man presented to our fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) clinic at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) from outpatient department. He presented with one-year history of scalp swelling and six-month history of cervical swelling; on examination we found scalp mass with variegated colour and ulcer measuring 14 × 12 cm, the floor is necrotic, and the edge is everted (Figures 1, 2, and 3). There are multiple cervical lymphadenopathies on the ipsilateral side, the largest measuring 4 cm in the widest diameter (Figures 1 and 3).


Scalp Melanoma Diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in a Tertiary Health Center.

Zarami AB, Satumari NA, Ahmed M - Case Rep Oncol Med (2015)

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Mentions: A 30-year-old man presented to our fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) clinic at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) from outpatient department. He presented with one-year history of scalp swelling and six-month history of cervical swelling; on examination we found scalp mass with variegated colour and ulcer measuring 14 × 12 cm, the floor is necrotic, and the edge is everted (Figures 1, 2, and 3). There are multiple cervical lymphadenopathies on the ipsilateral side, the largest measuring 4 cm in the widest diameter (Figures 1 and 3).

Bottom Line: Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia.Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms.We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Histopathology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, PMB 1414, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia. Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms. We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus