CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-70

Malignant melanoma in a Nigerian oculocutaneous albino


1 Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Unit, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua; Department of Surgery, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Nigeria
3 Department of Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Oluwafemi Olasupo Awe
Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Unit, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0794-9316.178453

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Albinism is a rare autosomal recessive disorder occurring as a result of decrease or absence of tyrosinase enzyme resulting in a reduction in melanin synthesis. This is characterized by depigmentation, nystagmus, and photophobia and decrease visual acuity. Malignant melanoma though on the increase worldwide, it is very rare in the albino who have deficient melanocytes that express melanin. We present a case of malignant melanoma in a 26-year-old male undergraduate albino.


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