Description of Specimen
The specimen is a grossly enlarged spleen expanded by nodular tumour in which there are areas of
haemorrhage. At the upper pole there is an organising
A melanoma of the skin was removed from this man at the age of 64; six years later he
presented with abdominal pain and a mass in the right hypochondrium. At laparotomy an enlarged
spleen showing a subcapsular haematoma was found and removed. The spleen weighed 1108
grams; the histology was that of metastatic melanoma.