Detection and Treatment of Primary Prostatic Melanoma

Roger Li, Miao Zhang, Jonathan J. Duplisea, Patricia Troncoso, John F Ward

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Objective: To describe a case of primary melanoma of the prostate gland, then review the published literature of similar cases. Methods: Presentation of the clinical course of a 42-year-old man diagnosed with primary melanoma of the prostate after presenting with gross hematuria. Review of published literature. Results: Primary melanoma of the genitourinary tract is a very rare disease, representing less than 1% of all melanomas in men. Only 6 cases of primary melanomas have been previously reported in the English literature. Conclusion: The current report emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and adherence to treatment principles in cutaneous melanoma. With complete surgical extirpation (including extended pelvic lymphadenectomy as needed), close surveillance using 18F-FDG PET/CT, and aggressive systemic treatment in patients with good performance status, cure can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalUrology
Volume123
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Melanoma
Prostate
Therapeutics
Literature
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Hematuria
Rare Diseases
Lymph Node Excision
Skin

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Detection and Treatment of Primary Prostatic Melanoma. / Li, Roger; Zhang, Miao; Duplisea, Jonathan J.; Troncoso, Patricia; Ward, John F.

In: Urology, Vol. 123, 01.01.2019, p. 16-19.

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