Primary Malignant Melanoma of Renal Pelvis with Extensive Clear Cell Change.

Abstract

Our presentation illustrates a rare case of primary renal pelvis malignant melanoma in a 35-year-old man. The diagnosis of malignant melanoma was based on immunophenotype and the detection of intracellular melanin pigment. The renal origin was proven by the presence of scattered melanocytes within the urothelium of the pelvis. The tumor exhibited extensive clear cell change that closely mimics clear cell renal cell carcinoma. The patient's clinical history did not disclose any signs of previous melanocytic skin or mucosa lesions. Differential diagnosis includes tumors capable of synthesizing melanin or expressing melanocytic markers.

DOI: 10.7759/cureus.583

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@article{Liapis2016PrimaryMM, title={Primary Malignant Melanoma of Renal Pelvis with Extensive Clear Cell Change.}, author={George C. Liapis and Helen Sarlanis and Elpida Poulaki and Konstandinos Stravodimos and Olga Riccioni and Andreas Lazaris}, journal={Curēus}, year={2016}, volume={8 4}, pages={e583} }