Fluid--fluid level in cystic cerebral metastatic melanoma

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1979 Oct;3(5):650-2. doi: 10.1097/00004728-197910000-00014.


Two cases of cystic metastatic melanoma are presented. The only reliable computed tomography sign of a true cystic lesion is the presence of an interface, such as between blood and tumor fluid. Differentiation of cystic metastatic melanoma from other cystic lesions of the brain is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Hematoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Melanoma / secondary
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*