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  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • H-Index: 11 
  • ISSN: 2474-1663
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1663
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Major Scope

  •  Immunology
  •  Pancreatic Cancer
  •  Hormone Therapy
  •  Cervical Cancer
  •  Ovarian Cancer
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Lymphoma
  •  Carcinomas


Citation: Clin Oncol. 2021;6(1):1861.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1663.1861

Amelanotic Melanoma Presenting as Rectal Polyps

Ramesh Satarkar and Dinesh Kulkarni

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

*Correspondance to: Ramesh Satarkar 

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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.


Amelanotic melanoma; Rectum; Polyp

Cite the Article:

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

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