Malignant melanoma of the cecum and small intestine

Christopher Tan, Teresa Yanchak, Jonathan Ramirez

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Abstract

Malignant melanoma is the most lethal skin cancer. While it represents about 5% of all cutaneous malignancies for men and women, melanoma accounts for the most skin cancer deaths. Symptomatic gastrointestinal involvement from primary malignant cutaneous melanoma is uncommon and represents only 1% to 4% of melanoma cases but is found in 60% of autopsies in patients who have had a primary cutaneous melanoma. We present a case of metastatic melanoma in a 61-year-old man with initial symptomatic cecal melanoma and subsequent jejunal involvement discovered during endoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-423
Number of pages2
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2020

Keywords

  • Endoscopy
  • gastroenterology
  • large intestine
  • melanoma
  • small intestine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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