Malignant melanoma with liver and spleen metastases: case report

Malignant melanoma with liver and spleen metastases: case report

Author Ornellas, Laura Cotta Google Scholar
Lanzoni, Valeria Pereira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Toledo, Carlos Fischer de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract CONTEXT: The diagnosis of primary melanoma is easily confirmed after histological analysis of the lesion, whereas it is rarely diagnosed when the patient even has distant metastases. DESIGN: Case report CASE REPORT: Malignant melanoma is responsible for about 1% of all deaths caused by cancer in the USA and only 3% of all malig-nant skin diseases. Malignant melanoma is a rare disease, although it corresponds to 65% of all deaths caused by skin cancer. The liver and spleen are rarely the first sites of melanoma metastases. This paper reports on the clinical picture of a patient with fatal malignant melanoma and hepatic and spleen metastases. As this was an un-usual presentation, the melanoma diagnosis could only be made after pathological analysis of the skin and hepatic lesions.

CONTEXTO: O melanoma maligno é responsável por aproximadamente 1% de todas as mortes causadas por câncer nos EUA e apenas 3% de todas as doenças malignas cutâneas. Embora considerada uma patologia rara, representa 65% de todos os óbitos por câncer de pele. O fígado e o baço raramente são os primeiros sítios de metástases de melanoma. TIPO DE ESTUDO: Relato de caso. RELATO DE CASO: Este artigo relata o quadro de um paciente portador de melanoma maligno evoluindo para óbito com metástases hepática e esplênica. Por ser uma apresentação atípica da doença, o diagnóstico definitivo ocorreu somente após a análise histopatológica das lesões de pele e do fígado.
Keywords Melanoma
Liver metastases
Spleen metastases
Melanoma
Metástases hepática
Metástases esplênica
Language English
Date 2000-03-02
Published in São Paulo Medical Journal. Associação Paulista de Medicina - APM, v. 118, n. 2, p. 53-56, 2000.
ISSN 1516-3180 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Associação Paulista de Medicina - APM
Extent 53-56
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-31802000000200006
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1516-31802000000200006 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/946

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