Desmoplastic Malignant Melanoma with the Invasion of the Orbit

Desmoplastic Malignant Melanoma with the Invasion of the Orbit

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Inka Treskova
Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic


Malignant melanoma is one of the most aggressive skin tumors with an increasing incidence and high mortality. The aim of this article is to draw attention to the difficulties of differential diagnosis of malignant melanoma and the importance of early surgical treatment. The authors describe a case of locally advanced desmoplastic malignant melanoma located in the periorbital area of 73-year-old patient, causing massive ulceration, expansion to skull base and orbit, and psychological deterioration of the patient.

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Received: Thu 10, Dec 2020
Accepted: Wed 23, Dec 2020
Published: Thu 07, Jan 2021
© 2021 Inka Treskova. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.01.03