A Case of Primary Melanoma of the Transverse Colon.

Published on Oct 26, 2017in Cureus
· DOI :10.7759/CUREUS.1803
Junaid Raja3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Yale University),
Rakesh Hegde1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 3 AuthorsZhongqiu Zhang1
Estimated H-index: 1
: Melanoma is among the most prevalent neoplasms diagnosed annually with the vast majority arising from a cutaneous origin. Though there are described metastases to the gastrointestinal tract, there are only rare descriptions of primary gastrointestinal melanoma. Both diagnosis and management of this unique population can be challenging given the infrequency with which it occurs. To follow is the third reported case of transverse colon primary melanoma with a description of multimodality treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.
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