Medical Must-See: First case of giant malignant melanoma on the leg

US doctors say their patient was the first to present with a giant melanoma on a lower extremity.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Giant melanoma at the time of presentation.

The importance of tailoring care to each patient has been made all too clear for a team of US internists whose patient had a giant malignant melanoma on his leg.

The 63-year-old presented to HCA Florida Blake Hospital in Bradenton, Florida, with a painful mass just above his knee that had been growing for a year.