SKIN - Malignant melanoma

The specimen is formed by skin, subcutaenous fat, and a thin layer of muscle. The tissue is expanded by a black nodular mass which is extending laterally and upwards where, at its most prominent point, it is ulcerated. The skin surface shows numerous satellite nodules indicating a wide field of change in the epidermis. This is a very old specimen; it is to be hoped that nothing as advanced as this would be seen today.