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|Title: ||Desmoplastic malignant melanoma presenting as large lung mass.|
|Affiliation: ||Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin, 18 Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Citation: ||Desmoplastic malignant melanoma presenting as large lung mass. 2010, 90 (2):657-9 Ann. Thorac. Surg.|
|Journal: ||The Annals of thoracic surgery|
|Issue Date: ||Aug-2010 |
|PubMed ID: ||20667377|
|Abstract: ||We describe a case of successful minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgical resection of metastatic desmoplastic malignant melanoma replacing the entire right lower lobe of the lung, presenting 4 years after the initial complete resection of the primary scalp lesion. An 89-year-old man presented with a 6-month history of right-sided chest pain. A computed tomographic scan showed a large paravertebral mass with possibility of chest wall invasion. Core biopsy initially raised the suspicion of a schwannoma. We also discussed the atypical delayed presentation and misleading radiologic and histologic findings.|
|MeSH: ||Aged, 80 and over|
Head and Neck Neoplasms
|Appears in Collections: ||Beacon Hospital|
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