Primary melanoma of small intestine masquerading as gastrointestinal stromal tumor: a case report and literature review.

@article{Gabali2008PrimaryMO,
  title={Primary melanoma of small intestine masquerading as gastrointestinal stromal tumor: a case report and literature review.},
  author={Ali M. Gabali and Paul P. Priebe and Santhi Ganesan},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={318-21}
}
Malignant melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare entity among intestinal neoplasms. Primary intestinal melanoma is difficult to differentiate from metastatic melanoma, especially given that the primary cutaneous lesion has the potential to regress and disappear. In addition, melanoma by itself is a great mimicker of other neoplastic conditions and may create a major diagnostic challenge when presenting at an intra-abdominal location. Here we report a case of small intestinal melanoma… CONTINUE READING