Primary Pleural Melanoma: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Primary Pleural Melanoma: A Case Report and Literature Review.

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.

Concepts Keywords
Biopsy Extremely rare neoplasm
Cytological Organ systems
English Literature Pleura
Lesion Pleural cavity
Melanoma Melanoma
Neoplasm Malignant pleural effusion
Pleural
Pleural Fluid
Ultrasonography

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH diagnosis
gene UNIPROT BEST1
disease DOID neoplasm
disease MESH neoplasm
pathway BSID Melanoma
disease DOID Melanoma
disease MESH Melanoma

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