Multiple small-bowel intussusceptions caused by metastatic malignant melanoma

Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
American journal of surgery (Impact Factor: 2.29). 06/2008; 196(3):e1-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2007.05.062
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Intussusceptions of the small bowel, along with multiple intraluminal metastatic tumors, were noted during surgery. A segmental resection of the small bowel was performed, and the histologic diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was made. Long-term survival remains poor; therefore, complete surgical resection of macroscopic tumors remains the best treatment of choice.

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