Long-term survival after pneumonectomy for primary pulmonary malignant melanoma

Madeline K. Mahowald, Bassam I. Aswad, Ikenna C. Okereke, Thomas Ng

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As few as 30 cases of primary malignant melanoma of the lung have been reported in the literature. Many patients die within months of diagnosis; few published cases describe patients who survive long-term after treatment. We report a case of primary pulmonary malignant melanoma in a patient who remains disease-free 60 months after pneumonectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1428-1430
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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