Metastatic cutaneous melanoma presented with ileal invagination: report of a case


AKTAŞ A. , Hos G., TOPALOĞLU S. , ÇALIK A. , Reis A., Piskin B.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.16, no.5, pp.469-472, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.469-472

Abstract

We herein report a case of ileal invagination secondary to metastasis of a cutaneous melanoma. A 45-year-old female was admitted with intermittent abdominal pain and nausea. The patient's medical history was remarkable for cutaneous malignant melanoma. Imaging studies showed a solid mass in the right lower quadrant and the possibility of invagination. We made a preoperative diagnosis of partial intestinal obstruction, and laparotomy was performed. Intraoperative findings revealed ileal invagination. Segmental ileum resection with wide mesenteric lymph node dissection was performed. A polypoid metastasis of melanoma into the lumen of the ileum was confirmed with pathological examination. The diagnosis and management of intestinal metastasis of cutaneous malignant melanoma are discussed together with a literature review.