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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-71

Malignant melanoma of the skin: A case report from the eastern region (Dammam central hospital), Saudi Arabia and epidemiological review

1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Dammam Central Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of General Surgery, Dammam Central Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Pathology, Dammam Central Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Khalid I Yagi
P.O. Box 3296, Dammam 31471
Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 23008624

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Worldwide malignant melanoma is the commonest tumor of the skin, though it occurs in many other organs. It is a serious disease, the prognosis of which is poor if not detected and treated early. The disease is on the increase in many countries e.g. USA, [1] England and Wales, [2] Australia, [3] and many parts of the world. [4],[5],[6] Saudi Arabia is a vast country which is undergoing rapid development with a changing social and economic environment. To the best of our knowledge, not many studies or reports of malignant melanoma have issued from the Eastern Region. It is therefore, important to report this case and review the incidence of the disease.

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