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dc.contributor.authorGrech, Alexia-
dc.contributor.authorMercieca, Naomi-
dc.contributor.authorCalleja-Agius, Jean-
dc.contributor.authorAbela, Rachel-
dc.identifier.citationGrech, A., Mercieca, N., Calleja-Agius, J., & Abela, R. (2020). Metastatic malignant melanoma of unknown primary in temporalis muscle. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 6, 1-3.en_GB
dc.description.abstractMetastatic melanoma of unknown primary (MUP) is an uncommon melanocytic lesion found in distant sites with no evident skin involvement. This case report presents a 75-year-old woman who underwent local excision for a lump in the right temporal area, which had been present for 6 months and had been suspected to be a lipoma. Histology confirmed that the tissue excised from the temporalis muscle was composed of atypical, heavily pigmented melanocytes. Her history was negative for melanocytic lesions, and examination and extensive investigation including imaging had failed to identify a primary lesion. The patient is currently being followed up.en_GB
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_GB
dc.subjectMelanoma -- Case studiesen_GB
dc.subjectNeuroendocrine tumorsen_GB
dc.subjectTemporalis muscleen_GB
dc.titleMetastatic malignant melanoma of unknown primary in temporalis muscleen_GB
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dc.publication.titleJournal of Surgical Case Reportsen_GB
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