Malignant Melanoma in an Albino

  • S Efem
  • M Asuquo
  • G Ebughe


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.


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