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BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Mar 3;2011. pii: bcr0320102866. doi: 10.1136/bcr.03.2010.2866.

Symptomatic malignant melanoma presenting as multiple gastrointestinal polyps.

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Department of Cellular Pathology, NHS Basildon University Hospital, Basildon, UK. shaunacasey_2003@hotmail.com

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.

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22715248
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PMC3062057
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10.1136/bcr.03.2010.2866
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