Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
LEAES, Carolina Garcia Soares et al. Possibility of an association between melanoma and acromegaly. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.4, pp.369-371. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962008000400013.
Neoplasias such as prostate, breast, and colon cancer are commonly associated with acromegaly. However, the association of the latter with melanoma has been rarely mentioned. We describe the case of a patient with acromegaly in whom a suspicious melanocytic lesion was detected, and later confirmed to be melanoma by means of biopsy. Surgical excision of the lesion led to the cure of the neoplasia. More attention should be drawn to the need for careful skin examination of patients with acromegaly.
Keywords : Acromegaly; Melanoma; Neoplasias.