J Knee Surg 2012; 25(01): 075-078
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1275399
Case Report
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Primary Malignant Melanoma of Proximal Tibia

Aditya K. Mootha
1  Department of Orthopedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
,
Kamal Bali
1  Department of Orthopedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
,
Vishal Kumar
1  Department of Orthopedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
,
Saurabh Rawall
2  Department of Orthopedics, Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India
,
Raghav Saini
1  Department of Orthopedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
,
Mandeep S. Dhillon
1  Department of Orthopedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
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Publication History

14 October 2010

02 January 2011

Publication Date:
16 March 2011 (online)

Abstract

Primary malignant melanoma (clear cell sarcoma) of bone is a very rare neoplasm. Although metastatic melanoma to bone is not uncommon, primary malignant melanoma of bone is extremely uncommon. To date, only nine cases have been reported in the English literature. In this report, we present a case of primary malignant melanoma arising from the medial aspect of the proximal tibia in a 26-year-old woman. We treated the patient with above-knee amputation without any chemotherapy or radiotherapy. At final follow-up of 18 months, the patient was free of disease.