Treatment of melanoma metastases in the brain.

  title={Treatment of melanoma metastases in the brain.},
  author={Matthew G. Ewend and Lisa A. Carey and Henry Brem},
  journal={Seminars in surgical oncology},
  volume={12 6},
Melanoma is prone to spread to the brain and is the third most common source of intracranial metastasis. Patients usually present with signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure, a new focal neurologic deficit, or seizures. Contrasted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the single most valuable imaging modality. Surgical therapy is the appropriate choice for single lesions that are accessible, especially if they are causing significant mass effect or are located in the posterior… CONTINUE READING


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