Amelanotic malignant melanoma of the rectum: Report of a case

Tadahiro Nozoe, Hideaki Anai

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Abstract

We describe herein a case of amelanotic melanoma of the rectum. Macroscopically, the tumor was lacking in pigmentation and microscopically, it was found to be deficient in melanin. Moreover, the tumor cells showed positive staining for HMB-45, the antimelanoma antibody, which led to a diagnosis of amelanotic melanoma. The patient died of metastatic tumors in the liver and bone 17 months after undergoing abdominoperineal resection of the rectum and dissection of the bilateral inguinal lymph nodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-529
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Today
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2001

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Amelanotic Melanoma
Rectum
Melanoma
Neoplasms
Groin
Melanins
Pigmentation
Dissection
Lymph Nodes
Staining and Labeling
Bone and Bones
Antibodies
Liver

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Amelanotic malignant melanoma of the rectum : Report of a case. / Nozoe, Tadahiro; Anai, Hideaki.

In: Surgery Today, Vol. 31, No. 6, 30.07.2001, p. 527-529.

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Nozoe, Tadahiro ; Anai, Hideaki. / Amelanotic malignant melanoma of the rectum : Report of a case. In: Surgery Today. 2001 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. 527-529.
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