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Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus.

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DeMatos, P; Wolfe, WG; Shea, CR; Prieto, VG; Seigler, HF
Published in: Journal of surgical oncology
November 1997

A 48-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of dysphagia, often associated with retrosternal chest pain. Upper endoscopy revealed an unusual pigmented lesion within the middle portion of the esophagus, and multiple biopsies were obtained. The histopathology and immunohistochemical profile of the tissue specimens were diagnostic of malignant melanoma. A thorough clinical and radiographic evaluation was performed, providing no additional findings or alternative primary source. Of approximately 11,500 melanoma patients entered in the Duke University melanoma database since 1970, this represents the only case of primary esophageal melanoma. The case is described and a review of the literature is presented.

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Journal of surgical oncology

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EISSN

1096-9098

ISSN

0022-4790

Publication Date

November 1997

Volume

66

Issue

3

Start / End Page

201 / 206

Related Subject Headings

  • Radiography
  • Prognosis
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Middle Aged
  • Melanoma
  • Humans
  • Gastrectomy
  • Female
  • Esophagus
  • Esophagoscopy
 

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DeMatos, P., Wolfe, W. G., Shea, C. R., Prieto, V. G., & Seigler, H. F. (1997). Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 66(3), 201–206. https://doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1096-9098(199711)66:3<201::aid-jso9>3.0.co;2-g
DeMatos, P., W. G. Wolfe, C. R. Shea, V. G. Prieto, and H. F. Seigler. “Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus.Journal of Surgical Oncology 66, no. 3 (November 1997): 201–6. https://doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1096-9098(199711)66:3<201::aid-jso9>3.0.co;2-g.
DeMatos P, Wolfe WG, Shea CR, Prieto VG, Seigler HF. Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus. Journal of surgical oncology. 1997 Nov;66(3):201–6.
DeMatos, P., et al. “Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus.Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 66, no. 3, Nov. 1997, pp. 201–06. Epmc, doi:10.1002/(sici)1096-9098(199711)66:3<201::aid-jso9>3.0.co;2-g.
DeMatos P, Wolfe WG, Shea CR, Prieto VG, Seigler HF. Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus. Journal of surgical oncology. 1997 Nov;66(3):201–206.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of surgical oncology

DOI

EISSN

1096-9098

ISSN

0022-4790

Publication Date

November 1997

Volume

66

Issue

3

Start / End Page

201 / 206

Related Subject Headings

  • Radiography
  • Prognosis
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Middle Aged
  • Melanoma
  • Humans
  • Gastrectomy
  • Female
  • Esophagus
  • Esophagoscopy