Metastasis to the renal hilum from malignant melanoma of the anterior trunk: An unusual finding

Francesco Pinto, Emanuele Cappa, Antonio Brescia, Emilio Sacco, Andrea Volpe, Angelo Totaro, Mario Gardi, Francesco Pierconti, Pier Francesco Bassi

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Abstract

A retroperitoneal metastasis from malignant melanoma is an uncommon event and mostly secondary to a primary lesion of the posterior trunk. We report on a 38-year-old patient with malignant melanoma of the anterior trunk who presented a symptomatic metastatic mass of the left renal hilum not originating from the retroperitoneal lymph nodes of the renal hilum, surrounding and infiltrating the renal pelvis, treated with left nephrectomy, complete mass excision and regional lymph node dissection. The patient later developed also brain metastases and is now undergoing immunotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Volume82
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Keywords

  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Metastasis
  • Retroperitoneum
  • Skin melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Medicine(all)

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Pinto, F., Cappa, E., Brescia, A., Sacco, E., Volpe, A., Totaro, A., Gardi, M., Pierconti, F., & Bassi, P. F. (2010). Metastasis to the renal hilum from malignant melanoma of the anterior trunk: An unusual finding. Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia, 82(2), 119-121.