Publication date: Jul 22, 2019
Primary pleural melanoma is an extremely rare neoplasm, and to the best of our knowledge, there have been only 8 case reports of this condition in the English literature. We herein report a rare case in which the cytological and immunocytochemical analyses of pleural fluid and ultrasonography (US) -guided biopsy of a pleural lesion were useful for the diagnosis primary pleural melanoma. This case highlights the importance of careful physical examinations, cytomorphologic and immunocytochemical analyses of pleural fluid, as well as the utility of US-guided biopsy of the pleural lesions in the diagnosis of primary pleural melanoma.
Murakami, K., Tobino, K., Yamaji, Y., Ooi, R., Munechika, M., Enzan, Y., Yoshimatsu, Y., Tsuruno, K., Ide, H., and Ebi, N. Primary Pleural Melanoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. 23442. 2019 Intern Med.
|Biopsy||Extremely rare neoplasm|
|Neoplasm||Malignant pleural effusion|
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