Gastrointestinal pathology: Small intestine: Metastatic malignant melanoma

01 September 2011
Presented by Simon Cross


Metastatic malignant melanoma


A 1928 operative resection specimen from a 40 year old man admitted with symptoms of intestinal obstruction. Six years previously a melanoma had been removed from his back and he recently had a recurrence in the left axillary glands. He had been anaemic and weak, suffering from attacks of gastro-intestinal pain and melaena. At laparotomy it was found that the tumour had caused an intussusception.


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