Case report: US detection of tendinous metastasis from malignant melanoma

E. Silvestri, M. Bertolotto, R. Perrone, C. E. Neumaier, L. E. Derchi

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The introduction of high frequency transducers has considerably improved the application of US in the study of musculo-tendinous diseases. We report a rare case of tendinous metastasis from malignant melanoma. The tumour (high karyokinetic index, Clark level IV) arose 4 years earlier in the dorsal region. The patient was admitted for pain in the left knee. A nodular hypoechoic lesion, 0.8 cm in diameter, poorly marginated, located in the subcutaneous tissue and involving the patellar tendon was identified with ultrasound. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-289
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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