Malignant Melanoma of Small Bowel: A Rare Case

Malignant Melanoma of Small Bowel

  • Kamal Bandhate Post Graduate, Department of Radiation Oncology, Govt. Medical College & Hospital Nagpur, India
  • Ashok Kumar Diwan Prof. & Head, Department of Radiation Oncology, Govt. Medical College &Hospital, Nagpur
  • Subeera Khan Senior Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur
Keywords: Malignant Melanoma, Gastro Intestinal Tract, Small Bowel, Liver Metastases

Abstract

Melanomas affecting the small bowel are usually metastasis from primary cutaneous lesions. A primary melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract is very rare with reported incidence of just 3%. We present a case of small bowel melanoma with liver metastases. Primary malignant melanoma of the small intestine is quite rare with only a few cases reported in literature. Like its cutaneous counterpart, intestinal melanomas too remains an aggressive disease with a poor prognosis. The overall survival of malignant melanoma affecting the GI tract is 4 to 6 months with a survival rate of less than 10% at 5 years.

Published
2020-04-29
How to Cite
Kamal Bandhate, Ashok Kumar Diwan, & Subeera Khan. (2020). Malignant Melanoma of Small Bowel: A Rare Case. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 9(1), RO01-RO03. Retrieved from http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1392
Section
Radiation Oncology