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Tumori. 2011 Jan-Feb;97(1):130-2.

Metastatic melanoma: an unusual presentation.

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Division of Medical Oncology, F. Magrassi-A. Lanzara Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples School of Medicine, II Policlinico, Naples.


In this report we describe a case of a malignant cutaneous melanoma metastasizing to the pleural surface and peritoneal cavity 5 years after surgical resection of the primary lesion. Malignant cutaneous melanoma is a very aggressive cancer able to metastasize anywhere in the body. Pleural secondary lesions represent a rare event described only in a small number of patients and the association with peritoneal localizations may suggest an uncommon pattern of spread that we discuss.

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