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Primary pulmonary melanoma: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9987535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary pulmonary melanoma is a very rare disease, with only 19 cases previously reported in the English language literature. These cases suggest that melanoma can arise in the lung as a primary tumor, probably from residual melanoblasts. Primary pulmonary melanoma is frequently endobronchial and often manifests with symptoms of cough, hemoptysis, and lobar collapse. Aggressive surgical resection, irrespective of lymph node involvement, offers possible long-term survival in some patients. The diagnosis of primary pulmonary melanoma necessitates that both clinical and histologic criteria be fulfilled. Herein diagnostic criteria are proposed, and the diagnostic approach is discussed.
D Ost; C Joseph; H Sogoloff; G Menezes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-25     Completed Date:  1999-02-25     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology
Melanoma / diagnosis*,  pathology

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