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Primary Pulmonary Malignant Melanoma: An Unexpected Tumor.

Hwang KB, Hwang KE, Jung JW, Oh SJ, Park MJ, Jeong YH, Choi KH, Jeong ET, Kim HR - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: However, it can also arise in other organs and tissues of the body.The prognosis of this condition is rather poor.Based on previous data, its 5-year survival is at least 10%.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Malignant melanoma occurs most frequently on the skin. However, it can also arise in other organs and tissues of the body. Primary pulmonary malignant melanoma is a very rare non-epithelial neoplasm accounting for 0.01% of all primary pulmonary tumors. The treatment of choice is surgical resection of the tumor with an oncologically adequate margin as in lobectomy or pneumonectomy. The prognosis of this condition is rather poor. Based on previous data, its 5-year survival is at least 10%. Here, we report a case of an 82-year-old woman whose primary pulmonary melanoma was detected incidentally.

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(A, B) Positron emission tomography/computed tomography showing a hypermetabolic lesion (standardized uptake value, 14.5) in the right lower lobe without evidence of metastatic disease.
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Figure 4: (A, B) Positron emission tomography/computed tomography showing a hypermetabolic lesion (standardized uptake value, 14.5) in the right lower lobe without evidence of metastatic disease.

Mentions: To exclude the possibility of metastasis, an extensive examination was carried out. Positron emission tomography/CT showed a hypermetabolic lesion (standardized uptake value, 14.5) in the right lower lobe of the lung, with no evidence of metastatic disease (Figure 4). The patient had no history of skin lesions, and did not have any skin, ear, or ocular lesions. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, and gynecological examinations were performed, and no possible primary tumor was detected. The final diagnosis was primary pulmonary melanoma. The patient refused to undergo treatment because of old age and poor general health.


Primary Pulmonary Malignant Melanoma: An Unexpected Tumor.

Hwang KB, Hwang KE, Jung JW, Oh SJ, Park MJ, Jeong YH, Choi KH, Jeong ET, Kim HR - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

(A, B) Positron emission tomography/computed tomography showing a hypermetabolic lesion (standardized uptake value, 14.5) in the right lower lobe without evidence of metastatic disease.
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Figure 4: (A, B) Positron emission tomography/computed tomography showing a hypermetabolic lesion (standardized uptake value, 14.5) in the right lower lobe without evidence of metastatic disease.
Mentions: To exclude the possibility of metastasis, an extensive examination was carried out. Positron emission tomography/CT showed a hypermetabolic lesion (standardized uptake value, 14.5) in the right lower lobe of the lung, with no evidence of metastatic disease (Figure 4). The patient had no history of skin lesions, and did not have any skin, ear, or ocular lesions. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, and gynecological examinations were performed, and no possible primary tumor was detected. The final diagnosis was primary pulmonary melanoma. The patient refused to undergo treatment because of old age and poor general health.

Bottom Line: However, it can also arise in other organs and tissues of the body.The prognosis of this condition is rather poor.Based on previous data, its 5-year survival is at least 10%.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Malignant melanoma occurs most frequently on the skin. However, it can also arise in other organs and tissues of the body. Primary pulmonary malignant melanoma is a very rare non-epithelial neoplasm accounting for 0.01% of all primary pulmonary tumors. The treatment of choice is surgical resection of the tumor with an oncologically adequate margin as in lobectomy or pneumonectomy. The prognosis of this condition is rather poor. Based on previous data, its 5-year survival is at least 10%. Here, we report a case of an 82-year-old woman whose primary pulmonary melanoma was detected incidentally.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus