Epidermotropic metastatic melanoma simulating multiple primary melanomas

Am J Dermatopathol. 1991 Aug;13(4):396-402. doi: 10.1097/00000372-199108000-00011.


Epidermotropic metastatic melanoma is usually distinguished from primary melanoma by the limitation of the epidermal involvement of the metastasis to an area overlying the dermal tumor. We report a case demonstrating multiple epidermotropic melanoma metastases with more extensive epidermal involvement simulating primary melanoma that occurred 20 years after excision of the primary tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / pathology
  • Melanoma / secondary*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology*
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / secondary*