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

Francesco Barillaro, Marco Camilli, Paolo Dessanti, Nader Gorji, Fabio Chiesa, Alessandro Villa, Alessandro Pastorino, Carlo Aschele, Enrico Conti
  • 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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Bladder melanoma

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Submitted: 2018-04-16 21:09:59
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