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Stage IV malignant melanoma of unknown primary site in a young man.

TitleStage IV malignant melanoma of unknown primary site in a young man.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsChristopoulos, P., Doulias T., Koutelidakis I., & Papaziogas B.
JournalBMJ Case Rep
Date Published2012
KeywordsAdult, Humans, Immunohistochemistry, Lung Neoplasms, Male, Melanoma, Neoplasm Staging, Neoplasms, Unknown Primary, Positron-Emission Tomography, Prognosis, Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Metastatic melanoma of unknown primary is a rare entity with low life expectancy. Inoperable metastatic malignant melanoma in lungs has a survival rate of <6%. Regression of the primary lesion is a well-documented theory in the literature, since melanoma is one of the tumours that can undergo regression. We present a case of a young man with metastatic malignant melanoma in lungs, whose survival duration is longer than expected even without metastasectomy.

Alternate JournalBMJ Case Rep
PubMed ID22847563


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