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Publication Name World Journal of Gastroenterology
Manuscript ID 5966
Country/Territory China
2013-09-29 09:00
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2013-09-30 09:30
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2013-10-22 16:25
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2013-11-12 23:11
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2014-01-06 18:42
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2014-01-06 18:45
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2014-03-12 14:46
ISSN 1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
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Publisher Baishideng Publishing Group Inc, 7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 160, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA
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Category Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Manuscript Type Case Report
Article Title Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus: A case report
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Yun-Hong Li, Xu Li and Xiao-Ping Zou
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Corresponding author Xiao-Ping Zou, MD, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology, Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Gulou District, Hanzhong Rd 140, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu Province, China. 13770771661@163.com
Key Words Melanoma; Esophagus; Endoscopy; Diagnosis; Upper gastrointestinal tract
Core Tip We report a rare case of primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME). Although this disease is uncommon, a preoperative diagnosis of PMME is important. PMME cannot be definitely diagnosed from clinical symptoms or by X-ray barium meal examination but can be confirmed by endoscopic histological examination or a pathological report after surgical excision. The diagnosis of primary malignant melanoma should be suspected when a black or dark brown mass is observed during endoscopy. However, the endoscopic examination can complicate histological diagnosis due to poor sample quality. In the case presented here, we collected biopsies of the black surface, and the pathological report confirmed that the samples conformed to the characteristics of melanoma.
Publish Date 2014-03-12 14:46
Citation Li YH, Li X, Zou XP. Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus: A case report. World J Gastroenterol 2014; 20(10): 2731-2734
Url http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v20/i10/2731.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v20.i10.2731
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