Primary rectal melanoma - a case report

  • Somak Das Surgical Gastroenterology Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu
  • Tuhin S. Mandal Department of General Surgery, NRS Medical College, Kolkata
  • Souvik Paul Department of General Surgery, Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata
  • Purnendu Datta Department of General Surgery, Burdwan Medical College, Kolkata
  • Aloke K. Sinhababu Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
Keywords: malignant melanoma, rectum, radical excision
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Abstract

The most common site for malignant melanoma is skin, then eye and third is anorectal region. Primary anorectal malignant melanoma is still very uncommon. It is usually very aggressive and presents with altered bowel habit and rectal bleeding. Proctoscopy shows non-pigmented or lightly pigmented polypoid lesion. Histopathology is confirmatory. Early radical excision is mandatory. A 56 year-old female was presented with malignant melanoma of the lower third of rectum. We report this case for its rarity.

Author Biographies

Somak Das, Surgical Gastroenterology Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu
DNB Resident Surgical Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, Pin - 600006
Tuhin S. Mandal, Department of General Surgery, NRS Medical College, Kolkata
Residential Medical Officer, Department of General Surgery
Souvik Paul, Department of General Surgery, Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata
Residential Medical Officer, Department of General Surgery
Purnendu Datta, Department of General Surgery, Burdwan Medical College, Kolkata
Residential Medical Officer, Department of General Surgery
Aloke K. Sinhababu, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
Mch student, Department of Pediatric Surgery

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Published
2015-01-27
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Das S, Mandal TS, Paul S, Datta P, Sinhababu AK. Primary rectal melanoma - a case report. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2015Jan.27 [cited 2019Dec.15];23(4):229-31. Available from: http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/1006
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