Primary malignant melanoma of the duodenum: a rare case report

Villalan Ramasamy, Anand Lakshmanan, Senthilkumaran Govindaraj Raman, Kannan Devigounder


Malignant melanoma especially primary melanoma is uncommon in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. GI melanomas are usually metastatic from skin melanoma. Anorectal region and small bowel are the most common sites of primary and metastatic GI melanoma respectively. Various theories have been put forward to explain the origin of Primary Melanoma of Small intestine. Melanomas of the GI tract can produce range of symptoms based on their location and size. Surgery is the main stay of treatment for localized disease. We reported a case of primary duodenal melanoma which was managed by surgically.


Duodenum, Primary melanoma, Pancreaticoduodenectomy

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