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Early solitary small bowel metastasis from stage I cutaneous melanoma

Unusual clinical course, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis)

Paschalis Gavriilidis, Georgios Efthimiopoulos, Georgios Zafiriou

Greece Department of Surgical Oncology, Theageneio Anticancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Am J Case Rep 2013; 14:536-538

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.889670

Available online:

Published: 2013-12-11


Background: It is reported that the time interval between the initial diagnosis of malignant melanoma and the diagnosis of the gastrointestinal metastases is 43.8±11.3 months.
Case Report: We present the case of a 63-year-old Caucasian man who was operated on for superficial spreading Stage IB melanoma and 8 months later was diagnosed with solitary small bowel metastasis without other systemic metastases.
Conclusions: Small bowel melanoma metastasis should be suspected in any patient with previous history of malignant melanoma who develops symptoms of anemia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and non-specific abdominal pain.

Keywords: malignant melanoma, Small bowel melanoma metastases, Gastrointestinal metastases