Unusual thoracic manifestation of metastatic malignant melanoma

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


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.

Keywords: Malignant melanoma; pleural effusion; pleurodesis; vincristine.