Anorectal amelanocytic malignant melanoma

Mustafa Kaya
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Abstract


Primary anal malignant melanoma is a rare tumor of the anal region. Usually it was misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids or anal polyp so delayed diagnosis can lead complicated status of the disease .Clinical and histopathological diagnosis may be difficult due to uncommon presentation and smilar morphological findings when compared with other malignant anal tumors. Effectiveness of the chemotherapy and radiotheraphy are limited. Surgical resection is still seen as standart treatment option and abdominoperineal resection (APR) and wide local excision are the most preferred methods. In this paper we presented 55 year-old male patient with recurrent anal malignant melanoma treated with abdominoperineal resection.


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