Secondary Metastatic Gastric Melanoma

Authors

  • Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury Junior Consultant (Surgery), Rangamati General Hospital, Rangamati, Bangladesh
  • Meshkat Uddin Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Chattogram International Medical College, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Md Margub Hussain Retired Professor of Surgery, DMC&H, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v39i1.50463

Keywords:

Melanoma, Gastric Melanoma

Abstract

Gastrointestinal melanomas are commonly metastatic from a cutaneous origin. They cause significant cancer related mortality. A 47- year - old male patient presented with severe pallor and prostration due to profuse upper GI bleeding. He was urgently managed with fluid and blood transfusion. Endoscopy revealed gastric mass and CT showed gastric neoplasm with abdominal lymphadenopathy but endoscopic biopsy revealed inflammatory lesion. He had history of malignant melanoma of right third toe three years back which was managed with surgery and chemotherapy. Exploratory laparotomy was done and biopsy was taken from gastric lesion as well as enlarged lymph nodes. Histopathology revealed melanoma from both specimens. Prognosis is bad. Counseling and collaboration with different relevant disciplines are essential. Management is directed to symptom relieve as well as lengthening survival.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2021; 39(1): 68-75

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Published

2020-11-25

How to Cite

Chowdhury, A. A. M., Khan, M. U., & Hussain, M. M. (2020). Secondary Metastatic Gastric Melanoma. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 39(1), 68–75. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v39i1.50463

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Case Reports