NORTON D. RITZ, M.A., M.D.
The literature pertaining to malignant melanoma is voluminous. The following case is reported because of its unusual association of diffuse melanosis of the skin, cardiac metastases, massive pericardial effusion, and melanuria in the same patient, all secondary to a melanoma on the forearm.
F. R., a 47 year old American-born laborer and hide-sorter, entered the hospital on June 30, 1946, because his face "was turning all kinds of colors." Eight months prior to admission a flat mole the size of a dime on his right forearm had begun to enlarge and become blacker. In March, 1946, he had
RITZ ND. DIFFUSE MELANOSIS, PERICARDIAL EFFUSION, AND MELANURIA ASSOCIATED WITH MALIGNANT MELANOMA: CASE REPORT WITH AUTOPSY FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:184–195. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-1-184
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(1):184-195.
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