Vegetable matter clinically mimicking as melanoma: An unusual case report

Mridula Shenoy, Kishan Prasad HL, Girisha BS

Abstract

A large number of foreign substances invade the skin voluntarily and involuntarily. The voluntary substances include particulate materials used in tattoos and cosmetic filters, whereas, the latter involves accidental inclusion of external substances secondary to trauma. Clinical presentation of these foreign substances as pigmented lesion, mimicking a nevus/melanoma, poses a major concern to both clinician and the patient. The present case study focuses on the unusual presentation of vegetable matter, clinically mimicking as junctional nevus/melanoma.


Citation

Shenoy M, Prasad K HL, Girisha BS. IJPLM 2016;2(1):CS1.

Keywords

vegetable matter, junctional nevus, malignant melanoma

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