ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Case Report
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy for Pulmonary Malignant Melanoma Metastasis
1 Clinic of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Suat Seren Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
2 Clinic of Pathology, Dr. Suat Seren Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2015; 47: 223-225
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.75
Key Words: Malignant melanoma, videothoracoscopy, lobectomy
Abstract

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. 

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