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 D, Ray M, Weaver A, Wilson S.
A Case of Metastatic Melanoma Presenting as a Small Bowel Obstruction.
Marshall J Med.