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dc.contributor.authorVan Rooij, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Agnieszka
dc.contributor.authorDe'Ambrosis, Brian
dc.contributor.authorNathan, Vaishnavi
dc.contributor.authorHayward, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorWhiteman, David
dc.description.abstractMelanoma incidence is increasing globally with Australia having the highest incidence in the world. Pregnancy-associated melanoma is recognized in the published work; however, significant knowledge deficiencies exist. We present the case of a 34-year-old woman with dysplastic nevus syndrome who over a 15-year period developed a total of nine melanomas, with eight clustered around an 18-month peri- to post-partum period. The first eight lesions were in situ with the ninth lesion invasive. No metastatic disease was observed over the 18-year follow-up period. This case identifies the potential sensitivity of a subset of melanomas to pregnancy-related factors, with particular relevance to the development of lesions in the post-partum period. We suggest that patients with a history of any documented melanoma risk factors, particularly dysplastic nevus syndrome, require close monitoring especially during pregnancy and early post-partum.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Journal of Dermatology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsdysplastic nevus syndrome
dc.titleCluster of pregnancy-associated melanoma: A case report and brief update
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationVan Rooij, N; Adams, A; De'Ambrosis, B; Nathan, V; Hayward, N; Whiteman, D, Cluster of pregnancy-associated melanoma: A case report and brief update, The Journal of Dermatology, 2020
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gro.griffith.authorVan Rooij, Nicholas

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