Anorectal melanoma: a large clinicopathologic study from India.

  title={Anorectal melanoma: a large clinicopathologic study from India.},
  author={Ganesh Ramchandra Das and Samir Gupta and Parul J. Shukla and Palepu Jagannath},
  journal={International surgery},
  volume={88 1},
Anorectal melanoma is a rare tumor. It has dismal prognosis; only 10% of patients live longer than 5 years. It commonly presents as bleeding from the rectum or as a hemorrhoidal mass. The management of this tumor is controversial. Some authors believe that a palliative local excision is the treatment of choice, whereas others recommend radical surgery in localized disease. We present a retrospective analysis of 72 patients who were managed at our center between 1990 and 2001. This is the… CONTINUE READING
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