Primary malignant melanoma of the adrenal gland
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2006
International Journal of Urology
Volume 13, Issue 5, pages 608–610, May 2006
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BASTIDE, C., ARROUA, F., CARCENAC, A., ANFOSSI, E., RAGNI, E. and ROSSI, D. (2006), Primary malignant melanoma of the adrenal gland. International Journal of Urology, 13: 608–610. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2006.01365.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2006
- Received 11 March 2005; accepted 13 July 2005.
Abstract Primary malignant melanoma of the adrenal gland is an established entity. Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the published literature. Because of the high frequency of adrenal gland metastases from malignant melanoma and pigmented pheochromocytoma, several rigid diagnostic criteria have been established for accepting an adrenal melanoma as primary. A new case is reported in this article. This observation is an opportunity update the literature on the diagnostic difficulties in this rare pathology.