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Rare disease
Stage IV malignant melanoma of unknown primary site in a young man
  1. Petros Christopoulos,
  2. Triantafyllos Doulias,
  3. Ioannis Koutelidakis,
  4. Bassileios Papaziogas
  1. 2nd Surgical Unit, G. Gennimatas Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
  1. Correspondence to Dr Triantafyllos Doulias, tdoulias{at}

Metastatic melanoma of unknown primary is a rare entity with low life expectancy. Inoperable metastatic malignant melanoma in lungs has a survival rate of <6%. Regression of the primary lesion is a well-documented theory in the literature, since melanoma is one of the tumours that can undergo regression. We present a case of a young man with metastatic malignant melanoma in lungs, whose survival duration is longer than expected even without metastasectomy.

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