Anorectal melanoma. Case report and review of the literature

Vol. 48 No. 3, 2007

ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

C. D. Olinici, Ioana Lucia Muntean, Liliana Resiga, Doinița Crişan

We report a case of primary anorectal melanoma, a very rare malignant tumor in this localization. The patient, a 57-year-old female, complained for one year of symptoms, which were attributed to hemorrhoids. An abdomino-perineal resection was performed. Pathologic examination revealed an anorectal melanoma with numerous lymph node metastases and an unusual metastatic deposit in a uterine leiomyoma. The pathogenesis, pathology, principles of treatment and prognosis of this entity are briefly discussed.

Corresponding author: Corneliu Dorin Olinici, MD, PhD, e-mail: anapatol@yahoo.com

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