Gastric metastases of a malignant melanoma

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  • Talis Shindy Masuda Faculty of Medicine, University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS / Brazil.
  • Victor Antonio Kuiava Faculty of Medicine, University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS / Brazil
  • Paulo Henrique Marques dos Santos Faculty of Medicine, University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS / Brazil.
  • Nilton Maiolini Bonadeo Department of Endoscopy, Hospital São Vicente de Paulo, Passo Fundo, RS / Brazil.

Palavras-chave:

Melanocytic cell tumor, malignant melanoma, gastric metastases, digestive tract

Resumo

Malignant melanoma accounts for around 5% of all malignant skin tumors. It is considered one of the most aggressive neoplasms due to its high metastasizing capacity. The most common sites of metastasis are peri-tumor lymph nodes, lung, brain and liver. The digestive tract is not a common site of metastasis. When involved, the small intestine is the organ most commonly affected. The stomach is a rare site of metastasis, found in only 7% percent of the cases. We report a case of a 72-year-old patient with a history of malignant melanoma who presented with acute epigastric pain. Enterotomography, upper endoscopy and additional biopsies confirmed the diagnosis of gastric metastases.

Keywords: Melanocytic cell tumor; malignant melanoma; gastric metastases; digestive tract

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2019-08-20

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Masuda TS, Kuiava VA, Santos PHM dos, Bonadeo NM. Gastric metastases of a malignant melanoma. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 20º de agosto de 2019 [citado 5º de dezembro de 2022];39(2). Disponível em: https://www.seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/hcpa/article/view/91682

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Relatos de Casos: Imagens em Medicina

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