Metastatic Melanoma, Malignant bowel obstruction
Medicine and Health Sciences
Small bowel obstructions are most commonly caused by adhesion. Less common causes arise from malignant pathology. Here we present a relatively rare case of a small bowel obstruction due to malignant melanoma. Melanoma involving the gastrointestinal tract is relatively rare with most cases occurring as metastatic spread from a cutaneous primary. The treatment typically requires a surgical resection or palliative bypass. When a patient presents with a small bowel obstruction but without prior abdominal surgeries or hernias a malignant obstruction must be on the differential.
Harris, Danielle; Ray, Micah; Weaver, Andrew J; and Wilson, Stephen
"A Case of Metastatic Melanoma Presenting as a Small Bowel Obstruction,"
Marshall Journal of Medicine:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://mds.marshall.edu/mjm/vol8/iss3/5