Metastatic Melanoma: An Unusual Presentation

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


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Disease-Free Survival
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / secondary*
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Pleural Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*