Juvenile malignant melanoma

Case contributed by Apfaltrer Georg MD


A 14 year old girl detected a lump in her right breast.

Patient Data

Age: 14
Gender: Female

Breast ultrasound revealed an inhomogeneous lesion with mixed echogenicity.

Ultrasound was followed by whole body MRI.


Bilateral masses of varying size in the brain.


Lesions in skeleton and breast.

Case Discussion

Breast cancer is extremely rare in adolescents and and breast lumps should raise the suspicion of metastasis. This patient has a history of malignant melanoma of the occipital scalp, which was removed three years ago and regional lymph node metastasis one year later. Current imaging depicted numerous additional lesions scattered throughout the entire body indicating metastatic disease.

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Case information

rID: 39944
Case created: 29th Sep 2015
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
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