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Malignant melanoma arising in red tattoo ink

Joyce, Cormac Weekes
Duff, Gerald
McKenna, Dermot
Regan, Padraic James
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2015-01-01
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Joyce, Cormac Weekes; Duff, Gerald; McKenna, Dermot; Regan, Padraic James (2015). Malignant melanoma arising in red tattoo ink. Archives of Plastic Surgery 42 (4), 475-477
Abstract
We report the case of a 33-year-old male who presented with a malignant melanoma on his anterior chest wall. The lesion was only found in the red ink pigment of the tattoo, as were several in-transit dermal metastases. Possible explanations include a pre-existing lesion which was seeded with red ink or the possibility of the red ink causing an inflammatory reaction leading to malignant transformation. This is the first reported case of a melanoma developing in the red ink pigment of a multi-colored tattoo.
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Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
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10.5999/aps.2015.42.4.475
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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland