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Primary pulmonary melanoma: a report of two cases

Overview of attention for article published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology, September 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#48 of 1,279)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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Title
Primary pulmonary melanoma: a report of two cases
Published in
World Journal of Surgical Oncology, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12957-015-0695-2
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Authors

Mototsugu Watanabe, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Shinsuke Hashida, Junichi Soh, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Shinichi Toyooka, Shinichiro Miyoshi

Abstract

Malignant melanoma is a refractory malignancy with a dismal prognosis. It generally arises from the skin in most cases, and cases of primary pulmonary malignant melanoma are rare and often behave aggressively. We have treated two cases of localized primary pulmonary malignant melanoma using surgical resection. Pulmonary malignant melanomas often metastasize to the brain and liver; one of our cases exhibited metastasis to the cecum at about 8 months after surgery. Because cutaneous melanomas often carry activating mutations in the BRAF gene (V600E), we performed a BRAF mutational analysis using direct sequencing for both of these tumors arising from the lung. However, no BRAF mutations were detected. We detected a p53 mutation, which was thought to be a potential somatic mutation, in one of the two cases using a sequencing panel targeting 20 lung cancer-related genes. Although we also checked the expression of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) on the surface of the tumor cells by immunohistochemical testing, neither of our two cases expressed PD-L1. Further molecular analyses may uncover the characteristics of primary pulmonary malignant melanomas.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 19%
Other 3 14%
Student > Master 3 14%
Researcher 2 10%
Lecturer 1 5%
Other 4 19%
Unknown 4 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 62%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Unknown 5 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2017.
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#1,533,994
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#48
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#40,951
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Outputs of similar age from World Journal of Surgical Oncology
#1
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