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Revista colombiana de Gastroenterología

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MARULANDA-FERNANDEZ, Hernando et al. Primary Anorectal Melanoma: Case Report and Review of a Rare Neoplasm. Rev. colomb. Gastroenterol. [online]. 2023, vol.38, n.4, pp.504-509.  Epub Feb 26, 2024. ISSN 0120-9957.

Primary anorectal melanoma is a rare malignant melanocytic neoplasm; its principal manifestation is rectal bleeding. It has an ominous prognosis with a five-year survival rate of 10%. The case of a 56-year-old woman with rectal bleeding and the sensation of a rectal mass is presented. A polypoid lesion, resected transanally, was documented in the distal rectum during the colonoscopy. The histological study confirmed a primary anorectal melanoma.

Keywords : Malignant melanoma; anal neoplasms; rectal neoplasms; gastrointestinal bleeding; colonoscopy.

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