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Primary Malignant Melanoma of Bronchus

Dr Sampurna Roy MD   



Primary melanoma of the lung represents a rare pathological entity.

Well-documented cases of bronchial melanomas have been reported in the literature.

Grossly, it may grow endobronchially with a polypoid exophytic appearance.

Histologically, shows wide range of patterns like melanomas in the skin and other organs.

Prognosis is poor with death in less than 18 months.


Further reading:

Primary malignant melanoma of the lung: a case report.

Primary malignant melanoma of the lung in the elderly: case report and literature review.

Primary malignant melanoma of the lung: review of literature and report of a case.

Primary bronchial malignant melanoma.

Primary bronchial malignant melanoma. A case report.

Metastatic melanoma mimicking primary bronchial melanoma.

Primary malignant melanoma of the lower respiratory tract. Report of a case and literature review.

Bronchial malignant melanoma .



Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)







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