Unusual association between cutaneous melanoma and axillary metastasis from occult breast cancer detected by sentinel node biopsy

G. Gallino, F. Belli, M. Greco, L. Maffioli, F. Ferro, P. P. Brega Massone, N. Cascinelli

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Abstract

We report a case of cutaneous Stage I melanoma associated with occult breast cancer detected incidentally during a sentinel node biopsy. A brief review of the literature is presented with particular emphasis on this association and on an examination of the theoretical link which may exist between melanoma and breast cancer. (C) 2000 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-516
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Melanoma
  • Occult breast cancer
  • Sentinel node biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery

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