A malignant melanoma case with melanosis syndrome

Güler N., VARGEL İ.

THOD - Turk Hematoloji-Onkoloji Dergisi, vol.12, no.3, pp.162-165, 2002 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: THOD - Turk Hematoloji-Onkoloji Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-165
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Malignant melanoma is a skin cancer usually cured by simple excision of the primary lesion, but nevertheless it is fatal in about one fifth of cases. Gray-brown skin discoloration (melanosis syndrome) resulting from wide-spread melanoma can be seen, which causes high blood and urinary melanogens. Affected patients often have urine that is dark or darkens on exposure to air. Here we present a malignant melanoma case with melanosis syndrome.