AffiliationDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin, 18 Ireland. email@example.com
MeSHAged, 80 and over
Head and Neck Neoplasms
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CitationDesmoplastic malignant melanoma presenting as large lung mass. 2010, 90 (2):657-9 Ann. Thorac. Surg.
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
AbstractWe describe a case of successful minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgical resection of metastatic desmoplastic malignant melanoma replacing the entire right lower lobe of the lung, presenting 4 years after the initial complete resection of the primary scalp lesion. An 89-year-old man presented with a 6-month history of right-sided chest pain. A computed tomographic scan showed a large paravertebral mass with possibility of chest wall invasion. Core biopsy initially raised the suspicion of a schwannoma. We also discussed the atypical delayed presentation and misleading radiologic and histologic findings.