Tattoo pigment in an axillary lymph node simulating metastatic malignant melanoma
Breast Unit and Pathology Department Mayday University Hospital, London Road, Croydon, CR7 7YE, Surrey UK
International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005, 2:28 doi:10.1186/1477-7800-2-28Published: 1 December 2005
We report a case of axillary lymphadenopathy thirty years after a decorative tattoo clinically mimicking metastatic melanoma. The importance of relying on histological confirmation of metastatic disease before altering extent of surgery is discussed. The importance of recording presence of decorative tattoos is stressed.