MALIGNANT MELANOMA OF THE SMALL BOWEL WITH UNKNOWN PRIMARY: A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Salman Yousuf Guraya
  • Muhammad Al Naami
  • Talal Al Tuwaijri
  • Maha Muhammad Irfan Arafah

Abstract

Primary small bowel tumours are rare. However, alongwith stomach it is the most frequent site formetastatic tumours, malignant melanoma being the commo nest tumour. The prevalence ofmalignant melanoma in the gastrointestinal tract without any evidence of a primary lesion in theskin or any other site is extremely rare.Keywords: Malignant melanoma, Small bowel metastasis, S 100 protein

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2007-03-01