Primary Melanoma of the Small Intestine with a Metastatic Lymph Mass in the Inguinal Canal: A Case Report
  • Luis M. Pérez-Belmonte
    Department of Internal Medicine, Axarquía County Hospital, Vélez-Málaga
  • Emilio Santín-Piñero
    Department of Internal Medicine, Axarquía County Hospital, Vélez-Málaga
  • Leticia Herrero-Lifona
    Department of Allergology, Universitary Regional Hospital of Málaga, Málaga
  • Elisabeth Gómez-Moyano
    Department of Dermatology, Universitary Regional Hospital of Málaga, Málaga
  • José M. Pérez-Díaz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Axarquía County Hospital, Vélez-Málaga

Abstract

Objectives: We report a case of primary melanoma of the small intestine. Primary intestinal melanoma (PIM) is an extremely rare neoplasm for which the cause is unknown.

 Materials and methods: A 67-year-old man was admitted to our department due to abdominal pain, constipation, a large, hard inguinal mass and severe anaemia. 

Results: After laboratory data, imaging techniques and histopathological examination, the diagnosis was confirmed. A surgical resection of the intestinal neoplasm, treatment with BRAF inhibitors and radiation therapy to the inguinal mass were performed.

Conclusion: PIM is rare and it is usually difficult to establish its exact origin.

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    Published: 2014-10-03
    Issue: Vol. 1 (2014) (view)


    How to cite:
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    Pérez-Belmonte LM, Santín-Piñero E, Herrero-Lifona L, Gómez-Moyano E, Pérez-Díaz JM. Primary Melanoma of the Small Intestine with a Metastatic Lymph Mass in the Inguinal Canal: A Case Report. EJCRIM 2014;1 doi:10.12890/2014_000147.