Primary melanoma of the bladder: Case report and review of the literature

  • Francesco Barillaro | francesco.barillaro@asl5.liguria.it Department of Urology, ASL 5 Spezzino. Sarzana - La Spezia, Italy.
  • Marco Camilli Department of Urology, ASL 5 Spezzino. Sarzana - La Spezia, Italy.
  • Paolo Dessanti Department of Pathology, ASL 5 Spezzino. La Spezia, Italy.
  • Nader Gorji Department of Pathology, ASL 5 Spezzino. La Spezia, Italy.
  • Fabio Chiesa Department of Radiology, ASL 5 Spezzino. Sarzana - La Spezia, Italy.
  • Alessandro Villa Department of Radiology, ASL 5 Spezzino. Sarzana - La Spezia, Italy.
  • Alessandro Pastorino Department of Oncology. ASL 5 Spezzino. La Spezia, Italy.
  • Carlo Aschele Department of Oncology. ASL 5 Spezzino. La Spezia, Italy.
  • Enrico Conti Department of Urology, ASL 5 Spezzino. Sarzana - La Spezia, Italy.

Abstract

Skin melanoma represents one of the most common and lethal solid tumor. It usually develops on the skin but it can occur in any tissues with melanine- containing-cells (extracutaneous malignant melanoma). Only 4-5% of malignant melanomas originate in extracutaneous tissues, and they have an extremely lethal behavior (1). These non-skin malignant melanomas are rare but extremely aggressive. Primary melanoma of the genitourinary tract accounts for less than 0.2% of all melanomas. To date only 28 cases of primary bladder melanoma (PMM) are described. We report a rare case of PMM of the bladder in a 72 years old man treated with radical cystectomy and immunotherapy with Nivolumab.

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Published
2018-09-30
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Bladder melanoma
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Barillaro, F., Camilli, M., Dessanti, P., Gorji, N., Chiesa, F., Villa, A., Pastorino, A., Aschele, C., & Conti, E. (2018). Primary melanoma of the bladder: Case report and review of the literature. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 90(3), 224-226. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2018.3.224