[The malignant melanoma metastasis into the stomach corpus].


Our case-review studies an unusual case of occult bleeding from the cephalad portion of the digestive tube, caused by a metastasis of the malignant melanoma in the gastric corpus. The worldwide rates of patients with confirmed metastatic affections of the abdominal cavity, reaches only 2%. On the contrary, in 60% patients who died in consequence with malignant melanoma generalization, sections revealed metastases to the gastrointestinal tract. Unspecific symptoms, most frequently general weakness, tiredness, unspecific pains, anaemia and sometimes difficult decision-making, are among the suspected causes of poor diagnostic outcomes. Our case-review and collected literature data have confirmed positive effects of surgery on condition of patients with metastatic affections of the gastrointestinal tract.

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@article{Stukavec2005TheMM, title={[The malignant melanoma metastasis into the stomach corpus].}, author={J Stukavec and Ladislav Hor{\'a}k}, journal={Rozhledy v chirurgii : mesicnik Ceskoslovenske chirurgicke spolecnosti}, year={2005}, volume={84 3}, pages={148-50} }