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Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences

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Malignant Melanoma in an Albino

S Efem, M Asuquo, G Ebughe

Abstract


Oculocutaneous albinism is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterised by generalised depigmentation, photophobia, decreased visual acuity, and nystagmus. Malignant melanoma is rare in patients with albinism. We report a case of a large advanced fumigating tumour on the right forearm of a male Nigerian albino diagnosed clinically as squamous cell carcinoma but histological proven to be melanoma.


Keywords: Albinism, malignant melanoma, skin.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sjms.v4i4.51008
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