Long term survival after brain metastases from malignant melanoma

Carmen Salvador-Coloma, Joaquín Montalar, Óscar Mauricio Niño, Alejandro Tormo, Jorge Aparicio

Abstract


We present the case of a 32-year-old patient with malignant melanoma who relapsed with an unresectable brain metastases (BM). He was managed with whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) and temozolomide chemotherapy. A metabolic positron emission tomography (PET-scan) complete response was achieved. He is living disease-free more than 6 years after the diagnosis of BM. He is now 51 years old and remains asymptomatic and free of disease since then. However, a pronounced residual image still appears on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ant PET-scan.


Keywords


Malignant melanoma, Brain metastases, Long-term survival, Unresectable brain metastases

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