Virginia Caliendo1, Antongiulio Mangia2*, Franco Picciotto1 and Marco Fraccalvieri2
1Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Turin, Italy 2Department of Surgical Sciences, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, University of Turin, ItalyFulltext PDF
The rare cases of primary giant melanoma described in literature have been reported of the scalp, arm, abdomen and back and the majority of the cases presented with clinically palpable regional lymphadenopathy or extensive metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis. We presented a case of 74 year-old woman with a giant cheek melanoma of 10.1 cm × 8.3 cm that underwent to excisional surgery of the tumor that left behind a large cheek wound defect. We used a dermal regeneration template followed after three weeks by Split-Thickness-Skin-Graft (STSG) to cover the wound. A wide excision appeared to be resolutive to the histological analysis. No metastasis has been described by total-body computed tomography; no regional lymphadenopathy resulted by ultrasound examination of the neck.
Giant melanoma; Face melanoma; Cheek
Caliendo V, Mangia A, Picciotto F, Fraccalvieri M. Giant Cheek Melanoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Ann Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020; 4(1): 1051.