Late metastases of cutaneous malignant melanoma

Br J Dermatol. 1986 Jun;114(6):737-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1986.tb04884.x.


Although late recurrence of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) is a known clinical phenomenon, only 12 adequately documented cases exist in the literature. We describe two female patients with CMM who developed melanoma metastases 18 years after radical excision of their primary tumours and presumed cure. Increasing numbers of reports of cases of delayed metastases of CMM might have implications for management and follow up of melanoma patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Melanoma / pathology
  • Melanoma / secondary*
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Time Factors