The role of surgery in the treatment of colorectal metastases from primary skin melanoma.

@article{Szynglarewicz2012TheRO,
  title={The role of surgery in the treatment of colorectal metastases from primary skin melanoma.},
  author={Bartlomiej Szynglarewicz and Marcin Ekiert and J{\'o}zef Forgacz and Agnieszka Haloń and Robert Skalik and Rafał Matkowski},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={e305-11}
}
AIM The study assessed the role of colorectal surgery in the treatment of metastatic melanoma and identified patients who can most benefit from surgical resection. METHOD A retrospective analysis was made of 34 consecutive patients with skin melanoma who underwent surgical resection of large bowel metastasis. RESULTS The median disease-free interval between diagnosis of the primary and metastatic melanoma was 24 (7-98) months. Nine (27%) patients underwent emergency surgery for obstruction… CONTINUE READING