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Disorders of the Pleura: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Disorders of the Pleura |

Isolated Pleural Metastasis: A Rare Form of Malignant Melanoma; A Case Study

Mario Benitez-Lopez; Livier Silva Perez; Ruth Wintz, MD
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Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):595A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.684
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Disorders of the Pleura

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Melanoma is the 6th most common cause of cancer in the United States. Despite excellent rates of survival in five years, metastatic disease lowers survival rate to less than 20%1. Although lung metastasis is common, isolated pleural metastasis and pleural effusion are rare findings in malignant melanoma2.

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