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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2014, Article ID 131708, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/131708
Case Report

Liver Metastases of Unknown Primary: Malignant Melanoma

Department of General Surgery, Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul 34371, Turkey

Received 12 March 2014; Revised 7 July 2014; Accepted 10 July 2014; Published 20 July 2014

Academic Editor: Zu-Yau Lin

Copyright © 2014 Ozgur Bostanci et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

According to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) data, the increase in the number of patients diagnosed with malignant melanoma was found to be at a higher rate than the current increase in all other types of cancer (Jemal et al., 2008). Early diagnosis, appropriate surgical treatment, and chemotherapy have positive impacts on the course of the disease but despite these developments on the treatment, current prognosis of metastatic malignant melanoma prognosis is still extremely poor. Life expectancy in patients with metastatic disease is between 2 and 8 months. The 5-year disease-free survival rate is identified in only 5% of the patients (Leong, 2003) (Kirkwood et al., 1996). In this study, we try to report a patient with metastatic malignant melanoma and give recent informations about the liver metastases of malignant melanoma.