Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Esophagus

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Oya Yonal; Duygu Ibrisim; Yıldıran Songur; Yılmaz Cakaloglu; Koray Tuncer; Hale Kırımlıoglu; Sadakat Ozdil;
  • Publisher: Karger Publishers
  • Journal: Case Reports in Gastroenterology,volume 7,issue 2,pages272-276 (issn: 1662-0631, eissn: 1662-0631)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3724127, doi: 10.1159/000353637
  • Subject: Endoscopic features | Diseases of the digestive system. Gastroenterology | Treatment | Endoscopic ultrasonography | Malignant melanoma | RC799-869 | Esophagus | Published online: June, 2013

Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME) comprises only 0.1–0.2% of all malignant esophageal tumors. PMME tumors are highly aggressive and metastasize early via hematogenic and lymphatic pathways. Treatment outcome is poor because the cancer has often advanced... View more
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