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A Rare Case of Metastatic Malignant Melanoma to a Single Site in the Gastrointestinal Tract

Chin Jin Seo, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Richard Hong Hui Quek, Ravichandran Nadarajah, Ghee Kheng Chew, Lynette Lin Ean Oon, Michelle Mei Fung Chan, Melissa Ching Ching Teo

Abstract


Introduction: Melanoma is the most malignant skin cancer and has the potential to metastasize to various parts of the body, usually with multi- organ involvement and poor prognosis. Single site metastasis, especially to an intra- abdominal site is rare.

Case Report: Here, we present a patient who had vaginal melanoma which metastasized only to the stomach, with a review of the available literature on diagnostic and treatment options.

Conclusion: Complete resection of gastrointestinal metastasis of malignant melanoma can palliate and may also prolong survival of these patients.

 

Keywords


Melanoma; metastatic; gastrointestinal tract; surgery

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