We describe a case of a patient with anemia referring to our Digestive Endoscopy Unit. Upper GI endoscopy revealed a polypoid lesion with an ulcerated central depression. Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimen taken during endoscopy revealed a gastric metastatic melanoma. The dermatologic inspection failed in finding the primary melanoma. The importance of endoscopic examination in the diagnostic process of metastatic patients with unknown primaries is highlited by this case.

Cortellini F., Marasco G., Renzulli M., Vasuri F., Ricciardiello L. (2021). Gastric melanoma of unknown primary. JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES, 30(1), 14-14 [10.15403/jgld-3420].

Gastric melanoma of unknown primary

Cortellini F.;Marasco G.
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Renzulli M.;Vasuri F.;Ricciardiello L.
2021

Abstract

We describe a case of a patient with anemia referring to our Digestive Endoscopy Unit. Upper GI endoscopy revealed a polypoid lesion with an ulcerated central depression. Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimen taken during endoscopy revealed a gastric metastatic melanoma. The dermatologic inspection failed in finding the primary melanoma. The importance of endoscopic examination in the diagnostic process of metastatic patients with unknown primaries is highlited by this case.
2021
Cortellini F., Marasco G., Renzulli M., Vasuri F., Ricciardiello L. (2021). Gastric melanoma of unknown primary. JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES, 30(1), 14-14 [10.15403/jgld-3420].
Cortellini F.; Marasco G.; Renzulli M.; Vasuri F.; Ricciardiello L.
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