Clin Oncol | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Amelanotic Melanoma Presenting as Rectal Polyps

Ramesh Satarkar1* and Dinesh Kulkarni2

1Department of Gastroenterology, Satarkar Gastroenterology Centre, India
2Department of Histopathology, Saurabh Histopathology Cytology Centre, India

*Correspondance to: Ramesh Satarkar 

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Abstract

Anorectal melanoma is an aggressive mucosal melanocytic malignancy. It is rare, and approximately one third of them are amelanotic. They can resemble benign polypoid lesions of ano-rectum. Symptoms are non-specific and include anal bleeding, anal mass, and pain. The pre-operative diagnosis remains difficult as it is not suspected due to rarity of the disease. Immunohistochemical studies on biopsies help in diagnosis. Anorectal melanoma carries a poor prognosis as it is often diagnosed late. Optimal therapy is still evolving and often surgical resection remains the therapy of choice.

Keywords:

Amelanotic melanoma; Rectum; Polyp

Citation:

Satarkar R, Kulkarni D. Amelanotic Melanoma Presenting as Rectal Polyps. Clin Oncol. 2021;6:1861..

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