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Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study

Ann C Gaffey, Leslie A Litzky, Sunil Singhal.

Abstract
The rates of melanoma have increased over the past 30 years. Malignant melanoma most commonly occurs in the skin with secondary involvement of other organs. Here, we present an extremely rare case of malignant melanoma of the mediastinum with presentation of superior vena cava syndrome without clinical evidence of extrathoracic disease. The incidence of this clinical presentation is uncommon, resulting in only a handful of case reports in the literature.

Key words: Mediastinum, mediastinal tumor, melanoma, superior vena cava syndrome


 
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Gaffey AC, Litzky LA, Singhal S. Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2016; 5(1): 56-58. doi:10.5455/aces.20140710064516


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Gaffey AC, Litzky LA, Singhal S. Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study. http://www.ejmaces.com/?mno=162510 [Access: August 17, 2018]. doi:10.5455/aces.20140710064516


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Gaffey AC, Litzky LA, Singhal S. Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2016; 5(1): 56-58. doi:10.5455/aces.20140710064516



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Gaffey AC, Litzky LA, Singhal S. Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study. Arch Clin Exp Surg. (2016), [cited August 17, 2018]; 5(1): 56-58. doi:10.5455/aces.20140710064516



Harvard Style

Gaffey, A. C., Litzky, L. A. & Singhal, S. (2016) Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study. Arch Clin Exp Surg, 5 (1), 56-58. doi:10.5455/aces.20140710064516



Turabian Style

Gaffey, Ann C, Leslie A Litzky, and Sunil Singhal. 2016. Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 5 (1), 56-58. doi:10.5455/aces.20140710064516



Chicago Style

Gaffey, Ann C, Leslie A Litzky, and Sunil Singhal. "Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 5 (2016), 56-58. doi:10.5455/aces.20140710064516



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Gaffey, Ann C, Leslie A Litzky, and Sunil Singhal. "Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 5.1 (2016), 56-58. Print. doi:10.5455/aces.20140710064516



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Gaffey, A. C., Litzky, L. A. & Singhal, S. (2016) Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 5 (1), 56-58. doi:10.5455/aces.20140710064516





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