Symptomatic malignant melanoma presenting as multiple gastrointestinal polyps.

Shauna Casey, Lee Dvorkin, Nazar Alsanjari, Balazs Dezso

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Abstract

We report on a 66-year-old man with a past medical history of gout who presented to his general practitioner (GP) in July 2009 with a history of nausea and intermittent diarrhoea. He had lost 6 kg in weight over 6 months. His GP found he was anaemic and referred him to a gastrointestinal outpatient clinic. He went on to have a gastroscopy and colonoscopy, which revealed multiple polyps in the stomach, duodenum and colon. Histology revealed that all the polyps were malignant melanoma. He had no known history of malignant melanoma. A staging CT scan revealed multiple lung metastases and he was referred for palliative care. The patient died 4 months after diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Polyps
General Practitioners
Melanoma
Gastroscopy
Gout
Colonoscopy
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Palliative Care
Duodenum
Nausea
Diarrhea
Stomach
Histology
Colon
Neoplasm Metastasis
Weights and Measures
Lung

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Symptomatic malignant melanoma presenting as multiple gastrointestinal polyps. / Casey, Shauna; Dvorkin, Lee; Alsanjari, Nazar; Dezso, Balazs.

In: BMJ Case Reports, Vol. 2011, 2011.

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Casey, Shauna ; Dvorkin, Lee ; Alsanjari, Nazar ; Dezso, Balazs. / Symptomatic malignant melanoma presenting as multiple gastrointestinal polyps. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2011 ; Vol. 2011.
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