A Case Report of Primary Recurrent Malignant Melanoma of the Urinary Bladder

Hong Truong, Debasish Sundi, Nikolai Sopko, Dongmei Xing, Evan J. Lipson, Trinity J. Bivalacqua

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Primary malignant melanoma of the urinary bladder is a rare neoplasm, with only 19 cases reported to date. We present a case report of an 84-year-old woman who underwent transurethral resection of a mucosal melanoma of bladder origin. She had no previous or concurrent diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma. The patient underwent transurethral resection of the tumor 5 months before presentation at our center with a recurrent, muscle-invasive tumor located in the bladder trigone, with evidence of bone metastasis. Malignant melanoma of the urinary bladder carries a poor prognosis and poses a therapeutic challenge to urologists who manage patients with this rare disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-4
Number of pages3
JournalUrology Case Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Bladder tumor
  • Genitourinary melanoma
  • Melanoma of the bladder
  • Mucosal melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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