Small bowel intussusception secondary to metastatic melanoma
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Primary intestinal melanoma is a rare entity, however the gastrointestinal tract, and particularly the small bowel, is a common site of recurrence from cutaneous melanoma. In case of bowel metastasis, presenting symptoms are nonspecific and do not provide significant clues to the differential diagnosis of the underlying disease. In some patients, complete surgical resection of early diagnosed bowel metastases is associated with prolonged survival. We report the case of a 48-year-old woman with small bowel intussusception secondary to metastatic cutaneous melanoma,15 years after excision of the primary tumor. The patient underwent an emergency small bowel resection with negative margins on final pathology...

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