Author | Lawrence A. Schiffman, DO

Articles

Malignant Melanoma in a Patient withMulti-organ Metastatic Disease

September 14, 2005

This truncal lesion was revealed when a 47-year-old man disrobed for examination after he had fallen on a sheet of ice and broken a rib. The patient-a truck driver and 30 pack-year cigarette smoker-had been aware of the enlarging lesion for about a year but had not sought medical attention because it was asymptomatic.