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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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CABRERA RIASCOS, Elkin Yasmany et al. Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Esophagus: A Case Report and Literature review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2014, vol.29, n.2, pp.157-160. ISSN 0120-9957.

Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus is an extremely rare disease: among esophageal tumors its incidence is only 0.1% to 0.2%. The prognosis is generally poor due to the high potential for metastasis. Differential diagnosis of metastatic malignant melanoma can be a challenge for the group treating it. Moreover, managing it requires a multidisciplinary team which includes a gastroenterologist, a pathologist, an oncologist, a medical oncologist, and a dermatologist. We report an in situ case of primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus in a 45 -year-old patient which was managed with three esophagectomies at the National Cancer Institute of Colombia. In addition, we review the literature

Keywords : Esophageal neoplasms; melanoma; esophagoscopy; surgery.

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