The left ventricle as the first site of uveal melanoma metastasis 13 years after treatment of the primary tumor.

Abstract:

:Treatment of patients with metastatic uveal melanoma is very challenging because the tumor commonly spreads to the liver, surgical resection of metastases is rarely possible, and there is no standard effective systemic therapy. We report the case of a 38-year-old man, who presented with metastatic involvement of the left ventricle as the first site of uveal melanoma recurrence 13 years after treatment of his primary tumor. The metastatic tumor was considered unresectable. We describe the patient's medical management over the next 3 years, the course of his disease, and the results of our review of the literature.

journal_name

Melanoma Res

journal_title

Melanoma research

authors

Kolandjian NA,Patel SP,Papadopoulos NE,Bedikian AY

doi

10.1097/CMR.0b013e328344958c

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2011-04-01 00:00:00

pages

160-3

issue

2

eissn

0960-8931

issn

1473-5636

journal_volume

21

pub_type

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