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URBANA ATLAS OF PATHOLOGY

Image Number 35 - Heart, myocardium, metastatic melanoma

Notice the multitude of brown cells scattered throughout the slide- these are the metastatic foci of malignant melanoma. Melanoma is a misnomer as the "-oma" ending implies a benign neoplasia. It should be called melanocarcinoma (or malignant melanoma).

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