Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Ahead Of Print Login 
Users Online: 911
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 567-569

Cutaneous melanoma in childhood presenting as intraparotid lymph node metastasis

Department of Pathology, National Reference Laboratory, Dr. Lal PathLabs, Rohini, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhishek Kumar
Department of Pathology, National Reference Laboratory, Dr. Lal PathLabs, Sector - 18, Rohini, New Delhi - 110 085
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_43_17

Rights and Permissions

Cutaneous melanoma in childhood is a rare disease. Rendering a clinical diagnosis of melanoma in pediatric patients is confounded by the fact that pigmented lesions in pediatric patients do not conform to the ABCDE rules applicable to adult patients. Furthermore, making a histologic diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma in childhood is also difficult with no universally accepted criteria applicable to pediatric melanomas. We report the case of a 5-year-old child presenting with intraparotid lymph node metastasis who was later found to have melanoma involving periorbital region. It is proposed that careful analysis of histologic features as well as the additional information provided by immunohistochemistry should allow for a correct diagnosis in most cases of melanoma in children.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded61    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal