A malignant melanoma case with melanosis syndrome

Güler N., VARGEL İ.

THOD - Turk Hematoloji-Onkoloji Dergisi, cilt.12, sa.3, ss.162-165, 2002 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Dergi Adı: THOD - Turk Hematoloji-Onkoloji Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.162-165


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.