Metastatic malignant melanoma

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Left-handed weakness which improved with corticosteroids. Neurological examination reveals left pronator drift and left sided arm and leg weakness.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Right frontoparietal hyperdense intra-axial lesion that enhances in post contrast study. Small surrounding vasogenic edema. No significant mass effect. 


There is a large right adrenal mass that increase in size over time, as well as two large peritoneal masses at the left hypochondrial and pelvic regions.

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a craniotomy confirming metastatic malignant melanoma.

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Case information

rID: 4758
Published: 9th Oct 2008
Last edited: 28th May 2020
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