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Primary malignant melanoma of the bronchus.
  1. D. J. Farrell,
  2. A. P. Kashyap,
  3. T. Ashcroft,
  4. G. N. Morritt
  1. Department of Histopathology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.


    A rare case of primary malignant melanoma of the bronchus is described. Before considering this diagnosis, metastasis from an occult primary must be convincingly excluded and the tumour should conform to certain guidelines. This patient presented with a solitary lung tumour for which she underwent left lower lobectomy and continues to be tumour free 54 months after surgery. Two possible mechanisms of aetiology are suggested.

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