Black pleural effusion due to metastatic melanoma: A case

Saritha Reddy, Padmapriya Jaiprakash, Sudha Vidyasagar, Manna Valiathan

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Black pleural effusion is seen in numerous conditions, including fungal infections, melanoma and haemorrhage. The examination of cells in fluid along with special stains performed on the same can lead to definite diagnosis in such cases. About 10 cases of black pleural effusion have been reported in literature. However, we present a unique case of pleural effusion due to melanoma, without a known primary skin lesion but from lung.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-627
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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