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The sonographic appearance of metastatic malignant melanoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6152930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sonographic findings in the abdomen in 42 patients with intra-abdominal metastases from malignant melanoma are described. Multiple metastatic sites were seen in 10 of the 42, with the liver being the organ most often involved. Liver metastases were predominantly of low echo amplitude, and fluid was visible within 30 per cent of all metastases, probably being an indicator of the frequency of hemorrhage into these lesions. Bulky disease, especially in the retroperitoneum, was unusual in the patients examined, which probably accounts for the absence of hydronephrosis as a complication.
M R Paling; T H Shawker; I L Love
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-04     Completed Date:  1993-11-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Diagnostic Radiology Department, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. 20205.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Neoplasms / secondary*,  ultrasonography*
Liver Neoplasms / secondary,  ultrasonography
Lymphatic Metastasis / ultrasonography
Melanoma / secondary*,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Pelvic Neoplasms / secondary,  ultrasonography
Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / secondary,  ultrasonography
Splenic Neoplasms / secondary,  ultrasonography

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