PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 10 No. 4, 2004

 Report

Malignant Melanoma with Gall Bladder Metastasis as a Second Neoplasm in the Course of Prostate Cancer

Grzegorz SWIATONIOWSKI1, Grzegorz MAZUR2, Agnieszka HALON3, Grzegorz ROZUMEK1, Maria DABROWSKA1, Radoslaw ZAWISZA4, Edmun PRUDLAK1

1Department of Internal Medicine, 4th Academic Military Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland
2Department of Haematology, Blood Neoplasms and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
3Department of Pathological Anatomy, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
4Department of Surgery, 4th Academic Military Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland

 

Malignant melanoma is a neoplasm with an often unpredictable course and metastases potentially affecting all organs of the human body. Metastases into the gall bladder are rare. The role of hormonal background in the development and progression of malignant melanoma has not been established. The authors present a case of a 63-year-old man who had initially undergone long-term hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer, and later presented with melanoma metastatic to the gall bladder. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 10, Nr 4, 243-245, 2004

Key words: prostate cancer; malignant melanoma; hormone therapy; second neoplasm


Received: Oct 13, 2004; accepted: Nov 17, 2004
Correspondence: Grzegorz MAZUR, Department of Haematology, Blood Neoplasms and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Wroclaw Medical University, Pasteura 4 Wroclaw 50-367, Poland; Tel: +48 71 7842576, Fax: +48 71 7840112; E-mail: grzegmaz@hemat.am.wroc.pl

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