Primary malignant melanoma of the lung

S. P. Bagwell, S. D. Flynn, P. M. Cox, J. A. Davison

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Abstract

Primary malignant melanoma of the lung is a rare neoplasm; to date, there have been approximately 20 cases reported in the literature. Extensive clinical and postmortem examinations are necessary to exclude the possibility that the lung tumor does not represent a metastasis from an occult cutaneous or extracutaneous melanoma. We present a case of a 62-yr-old man who appears to have had a primary melanoma of the left upper lobe of the lung. The literature on primary pulmonary melanoma is also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1543-1547
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Volume139
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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