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Gastrointestinal bleeding as initial presentation of melanoma of unknown primary origin: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19454519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of an 81-year-old patient, initially presenting with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, including melena and hematemesis is reported. Endoscopy revealed an ulcerated mass of the stomach corpus with immunohistochemistry stains consistent with metastatic melanoma. The thorough physical and paraclinical examination did not reveal any lesions or nodules as a primary site of the disease. The literature concerning this rare presentation of melanoma is also reviewed.
E A Kotteas; A Adamopoulos; P D Drogitis; A Zalonis; K V Giannopoulos; E M Karapanagiotou; M Wasif Saif; K N Syrigos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  In vivo (Athens, Greece)     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0258-851X     ISO Abbreviation:  In Vivo     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-20     Completed Date:  2009-07-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806809     Medline TA:  In Vivo     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Third Department of Medicine, Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
Melanoma / complications*

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