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Primary Dermal Melanoma

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      "Primary dermal melanoma is a distinct subtype of melanoma characterized by improved
      patient survival and unique IHC findings … compared with both cutaneous MM and PNM
      (primary nodular melanoma), which it may simulate histologically."

      The following article also mentions that:
      "Since our initial report of PDM in 2004, we have continued to prospectively identify,
      treat, and follow the largest cohort of patients with presumed PDM. Improved ability to
      diagnosis PDM via IHC markers will help to avoid potential misdiagnosis as stage IV
      cutaneous metastasis and result in optimal patient management and counseling regarding

      See full article (free) at:

      Best wishes

      Frank from Australia

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