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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 41, n° 6
pages 1042-1044 (décembre 1999)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(99)70273-2
Do primary small intestinal melanomas exist? Report of a case
 

Dana L. Sachs, MDa, Lori Lowe, MDa,d, Alfred E. Chang, MDe, Erik Carson, MDf, Timothy M. Johnson, MDa,b,c
Ann Arbor, Michigan 
From the Departments of Dermatology,a Otorhinolaryngology,b Surgery (Division of Plastic Surgery),c Pathology,d and Surgical Oncology,e and Internal Medicine,f University of Michigan Medical Center, and University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Abstract

Metastatic melanoma to the gastrointestinal tract is not uncommon with the small intestine representing the most common site of gastrointestinal metastases. The occurrence of primary melanoma of the small intestine, however, is rare. We describe a case of primary melanoma of the small intestine and establish criteria for distinction between primary and metastatic small intestinal melanoma. (J Am Acad Dermatol 1999;41:1042-4.)

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