Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy for Pulmonary Malignant Melanoma Metastasis

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Samancilar O., Kaya S. O. , Akcay O., Akcam T. İ. , Ceylan K. C. , Yener A. G.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, cilt.47, ss.223-225, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.75
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.223-225


Malign melanoma (MM) develops as a result of malign transformation of the melanocytes and constitutes 2-4% of all skin cancers, while being the most common cause of mortality among all skin cancers. In addition to other organs, distant organ metastases also include lung metastasis. A metastasectomy is an acceptable treatment option in cases of malign melanoma with isolated lung metastasis. The current report presents a case with isolated lung metastasis that underwent a right upper VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) lobectomy due to tumour localization.