Desmoplastic Malignant Melanoma with the Invasion of the Orbit

Desmoplastic Malignant Melanoma with the Invasion of the Orbit

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Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Good


Abstract & Keywords

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A: Good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good


Comments: The Discussion illustrates the aggressive and lethal nature of malignant melanoma, providing brief literature. This also described the possible treatment for desmoplastic melanoma patients. It further states that early diagnosis combined with surgical therapy is currently the only curative treatment of the disease.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Good


Author's knowledge

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A: Good



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A: Good


Figures & Tables

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Writing style

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A: Good


Comments: There are few spelling errors found in the manuscript which are as follows:

·  In Case Report, 4th paragraph, 1st sentence, “exstirpation” must be “extirpation”, and in 7th paragraph, 1st sentence, “psychicaly” must be “psychically”.

·       In the Discussion, 2nd paragraph, “currative” must be “curative”.


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This report presents a rare case of locally advanced desmoplastic malignant melanoma in a 73-year-old patient which was found located in the periorbital area, causing massive ulceration, expansion to skull base and orbit followed by psychological deterioration of the patient. This report mainly highlights the difficulties of differential diagnosis of malignant melanoma and its importance in early surgical treatment.


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Author Info

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

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
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