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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2019, Article ID 3907671, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/3907671
Case Report

Desmoplastic Melanoma Arising after 1,064 nm q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser of a Suspected Solar Lentigo

1Department of Dermatology, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
2Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
3Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Martin Zaiac; moc.loa@zytramrd

Received 14 January 2019; Accepted 24 March 2019; Published 7 April 2019

Academic Editor: Kowichi Jimbow

Copyright © 2019 Leah Cohen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objectives. To present a case of desmoplastic melanoma (DM) arising after laser therapy of a suspected solar lentigo with the 1,064 nm Q-switched (QS) Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet (Nd:YAG) laser and discuss the safety of treating suspected solar lentigines with laser therapy. Methods. Case presentation with discussion. Results. We describe a patient who developed DM after 1,064 nm QS Nd:YAG laser therapy to a suspected solar lentigo. Conclusions. Limited generalizable studies regarding the safety of laser therapy for solar lentigines exist, specifically for the 1,064 nm QS Nd:YAG laser. Therefore, we recommend caution is taken when considering laser therapy for these lesions, as well as strong consideration for histologic confirmation prior to therapy.