Metastatic melanoma

a rare cause of central airway obstruction

Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamid, Andrea Ban Yu-Lin, Hassan Tidi Maharani, Nurashikin Mohammad

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Abstract

A middle-aged woman with recurrent malignant melanoma presented initially with massive left pleural effusion. There was a complete obliteration of the left main bronchus on flexible bronchoscopy caused by a mass. Serial cryo-debulking of the tumour was done under rigid bronchoscopy; however, the outcome was not favourable due to the aggressive tumour growth. Vemurafenib was planned after thoracic radiation. She was not keen for the biologics treatment due to financial constraints. We report a case of central airway obstruction due to recurrent aggressive melanoma. More evaluations are needed on the role of interventional pulmonologist for bronchoscopic debulking of this rapidly growing tumour as well as the role of biological agents in treating such cases.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2017

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Airway Obstruction
Melanoma
Bronchoscopy
Neoplasms
Biological Factors
Pleural Effusion
Bronchi
Biological Products
Thorax
Radiation
Growth
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • dermatology
  • malignant disease and immunosuppression
  • respiratory cancer
  • respiratory system

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  • Medicine(all)

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Metastatic melanoma : a rare cause of central airway obstruction. / Abdul Hamid, Mohamed Faisal; Ban Yu-Lin, Andrea; Tidi Maharani, Hassan; Mohammad, Nurashikin.

In: BMJ Case Reports, Vol. 2017, 04.11.2017.

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Abdul Hamid, Mohamed Faisal ; Ban Yu-Lin, Andrea ; Tidi Maharani, Hassan ; Mohammad, Nurashikin. / Metastatic melanoma : a rare cause of central airway obstruction. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2017 ; Vol. 2017.
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