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Desmoplastic Malignant Melanoma Presenting as a Lung Mass FREE TO VIEW

Dellice M. Dickhaus; Dan Schuller
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From the Barnes-Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis


1996 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1996;110(2):570-571. doi:10.1378/chest.110.2.570
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Abstract

A case of metastatic desmoplastic malignant melanoma is reported. The patient presented initially with a lung mass and subsequently developed facial swelling and numbness secondary to tumor involvement of the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve. The pleomorphism, histochemistry, and schwannoid differentiation of these tumors is discussed.


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