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Rectal Melanoma with Multiple Metastases: A Rare and Aggressive Tumor

Rectal Melanoma with Multiple Metastases: A Rare and Aggressive Tumor Rare Cancers Ther (2014) 2:11–16 DOI 10.1007/s40487-014-0004-1 CASE REPORT Rectal Melanoma with Multiple Metastases: A Rare and Aggressive Tumor • • • Ali M. Ibnian Vinayak Nagaraja Guy D. Eslick Jamshid S. Kalantar To view enhanced content go to www.rarecancers-open.com Received: November 20, 2013 / Published online: May 29, 2014 The Author(s) 2014. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Keywords: Metastases; Oncology; Palliation; ABSTRACT Rare tumor; Rectal melanoma Introduction: Rectal melanoma is one type of mucosal melanoma and accounts for fewer than 2% of all mucosal melanomas; it is a rare, INTRODUCTION aggressive disease with dismal prognosis. Rectal melanoma is a rare disease entity with Case Report: We report a case of rectal less than 2% of all melanomas occurring in the melanoma with metastasis to the upper anorectum, but usually presents with early gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, and metastasis, with up to 38% of patients already duodenum), and a computed tomography scan having distant metastases at the time of found lesions in liver and brain which were diagnosis [1]. It has a very poor prognosis with likely to be metastases. a mean survival time of 24 months despite Conclusion: Not all patients are suitable for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oncology and Therapy Springer Journals

Rectal Melanoma with Multiple Metastases: A Rare and Aggressive Tumor

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2014 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Internal Medicine
ISSN
2366-1070
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2195-6022
DOI
10.1007/s40487-014-0004-1
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Abstract

Rare Cancers Ther (2014) 2:11–16 DOI 10.1007/s40487-014-0004-1 CASE REPORT Rectal Melanoma with Multiple Metastases: A Rare and Aggressive Tumor • • • Ali M. Ibnian Vinayak Nagaraja Guy D. Eslick Jamshid S. Kalantar To view enhanced content go to www.rarecancers-open.com Received: November 20, 2013 / Published online: May 29, 2014 The Author(s) 2014. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Keywords: Metastases; Oncology; Palliation; ABSTRACT Rare tumor; Rectal melanoma Introduction: Rectal melanoma is one type of mucosal melanoma and accounts for fewer than 2% of all mucosal melanomas; it is a rare, INTRODUCTION aggressive disease with dismal prognosis. Rectal melanoma is a rare disease entity with Case Report: We report a case of rectal less than 2% of all melanomas occurring in the melanoma with metastasis to the upper anorectum, but usually presents with early gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, and metastasis, with up to 38% of patients already duodenum), and a computed tomography scan having distant metastases at the time of found lesions in liver and brain which were diagnosis [1]. It has a very poor prognosis with likely to be metastases. a mean survival time of 24 months despite Conclusion: Not all patients are suitable for

Journal

Oncology and TherapySpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2014

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