Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus

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Yonal O., Ibrisim D., Songur Y., Cakaloglu Y., Tuncer K., Kirimlioglu H., ...More

Case Reports in Gastroenterology, vol.7, no.2, pp.272-276, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000353637
  • Journal Name: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.272-276
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


© 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.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 at the time of diagnosis. Inoperability, unsuccessful treatment with radiotherapy and chemotherapy in advanced tumors and metastases have contributed to its poor prognosis. Here, we present the endoscopic features, endoscopic ultrasonography findings and management of a PMME case.