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Lung India. 2010 Apr;27(2):96-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-2113.63615.

Unusual thoracic manifestation of metastatic malignant melanoma.

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India.


Massive pleural effusion due to metastatic malignant melanoma is rare. We report a case of bilateral (massive on left side) pleural effusion as a metastatic manifestation of cutaneous malignant melanoma. In our case, successful outcome of pleurodesis with vincristine is significant as this agent is rarely used.


Malignant melanoma; pleural effusion; pleurodesis; vincristine

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