Amelanotic melanoma of the lung and brain with fenestrated intrinsic tumor capillaries

Richard Wagner, Gary Gerard, James J. Sciubba

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Abstract

Tissue from an amelanotic melanoma which involved the lung and brain was studied by electron microscopy. Endothelial fenestrae were found in the intrinsic tumor capillaries at both locations, a finding which does not appear to have been previously reported for amelanotic melanoma. Pitfalls in the diagnosis of this rare tumor are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-388
Number of pages5
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • amelanotic melanoma
  • brain
  • fenestrae
  • lung
  • melanosome
  • premelanosome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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