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Case Reports in Surgery - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 431943, 4 pages -

Case Report

School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Conway Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Department of Pathology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland

Received 15 October 2014; Revised 11 March 2015; Accepted 16 March 2015

Academic Editor: Francesco Petrella

Copyright © 2015 Robert W. Foley et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Malignant melanoma is a common skin neoplasm bearing poor prognosis when presenting with metastases. Rarely melanoma metastases present without an identifiable primary cutaneous lesion despite exhaustive workup. We describe the case of a solitary lung metastasis in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 without an identifiable primary tumour. The rapid progression of this malignant neoplasm that led to the patient’s death within 1 year is described.





Author: Robert W. Foley, Robert M. Maweni, Aurelie Fabre, and David G. Healy

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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