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Archived Comments for: Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Lung: A Case Report

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  1. Use of F18-FDG PET for evaluation of primary pulmonary melanoma

    Siroos Mirzaei, Wilhelminenspital

    5 January 2004

    In their very interesting publication Dountsis et al. describe the case of a patient with primary malignant melanoma of the lung. However, we miss in their clinical procedure of exclusion of other malignant primary sites the use of F18-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) which should be the primary cost-effective modality for further evaluation of the patient.

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  2. Dad

    Glenn Yokel, N/A

    25 April 2007

    Regarding, "Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Lung: A Case Report".

    After reading this case report about the 41 year old female with primary malignant melanoma of the lung, I submit this comment hoping it reaches someone with insight on the subject.

    About a year ago, my Dad presented with MM in his lymph nodes. While a surgical procedure was performed, the MM spread to his lungs.

    He then participated in a clinical trial that used a new monoclonal antibody to target the MM. It was unfortunately ineffective. Any vaccines, clinical trials or non invasive procedures - other than chemotherapy - currently available to treat MM in the lungs?


    Glenn Yokel


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