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Primary melanoma of the gallbladder: does it exist? Report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16830389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the occasion of a case of malignant melanoma of the gallbladder, which appeared to be primary, we have reviewed the literature and the result of this research was that primary melanoma of the gallbladder remains a questionable medical entity. Only few cases of both primary and metastatic gallbladder melanoma have been reported so far, and the only agreement is that surgery is the mainstay treatment. The role of adjuvant chemotherapy, hormonotherapy or immunotherapy for both primary and metastatic disease remains undefined.
Michail Safioleas; Emmanouil Agapitos; Konstantinos Kontzoglou; Michail Stamatakos; Panagiotis Safioleas; George Mouzopoulos; Alkiviadis Kostakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-10     Completed Date:  2006-10-31     Revised Date:  2014-09-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4259-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Gallbladder Neoplasms / drug therapy,  pathology*,  ultrasonography
Melanoma / drug therapy,  pathology*,  ultrasonography

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