LOCAL EXCISION ANORECTAL MELANOMA SIMULATING HEMORROIDAL MASS BY LIGASURE

Giuseppe Agnello, Giovanni Tomasello, Gioacchino Castronovo, Gaspare Genova, Alessandra Ciulla, Maria Sorce, Salvatore Damiani

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Abstract

AA. report an extremely rare case of anorectal melanomas imul a t ing an hemor rhoida l ma s s in a s ixty- four ye a r oldwoman. The first symptom was anal pain attributed to an analfissure, easily bleeding, unsuccessfully treated with ointments.It was confused with hemorrhoids andthe patient a underwentto operation. Dur ing thi s proc edur e , us ing Liga sur e™ (Va l l e y l a b ,California, S.U.A.) the surgeon suspected the presence of malignancy togheter too rmorroidal mass.Extemporaneous istological exam shos the presenceofthe melanoma.Instrumental examination to staging disease demonstredbilateral inguinal linfoadenectomy. The linfonodes excisedveren’t metastatic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
JournalACTA CHIRURGICA MEDITERRANEA
VolumeXX N.2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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