Intestinal melanoma: A broad spectrum of clinical presentation

Cacciatori, M

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Small intestine melanomas are rare and the most of them are metastases from primary cutaneous neoplasms. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Below, we report two cases of small intestine metastatic melanoma with very different clinical presentation. DISCUSSION: Still now, primary versus metastatic origin is often unclear. Small bowel melanoma is often asymptomatic. However, clinical picture can be various; it may occurs with non specific symptoms and signs of gastro-intetstinal involvement, like chronic abdominal pain, occult or gross bleeding and weight loss, or with an emergency picture due to intestinal intussusception, obstruction or, rarely, perforation. CONCLUSION: Small bowel melanoma is rare and the diagnosis done late. Imaging techniques are recommended in order to obtain early diagnosis of gastrointestinal metastases.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)395-398
Numero di pagine4
RivistaInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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Melanoma
Small Intestine
Neoplasm Metastasis
Intussusception
Intestinal Obstruction
Delayed Diagnosis
Chronic Pain
Abdominal Pain
Early Diagnosis
Emergencies
Hemorrhage

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Intestinal melanoma: A broad spectrum of clinical presentation. / Cacciatori, M.

In: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, Vol. 3, 2012, pag. 395-398.

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