Advances in the management of primary malignant melanoma of the rectum. Avances en el manejo del melanoma maligno primario de recto. Key words: Primary malignant melanoma. Amelanotic anorectal melanoma. Palabras clave: Melanoma maligno primario.
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Avances en el manejo del melanoma maligno primario de recto
Int J Cancer Manag. Metastasis Anorectal Melanoma Rare Aggressive. Anorectal melanoma ARM is a rare and aggressive malignancy. It accounts for less than 0. ARM is the third most common primary origin of melanoma following skin and retina.
This is a plain English summary of an original research article. New research suggests that limited surgery is preferable to radical surgery for a rare and aggressive type of cancer called anorectal melanoma. This cancer starts in the anus or rectum back passage. In limited surgery wide local excision or WLE , the cancer and a small area around it is removed. In more radical surgery abdominoperineal resection or APR , all of the anus and rectum are removed and patients are left needing permanent colostomy bags.
Int J Cancer Clin Res Extracutaneous melanoma is not a frequent situation, making a difficulty for the diagnosis. It is characterized by a poorer prognosis and rapid metastasis. The research for a primitive cutaneous melanoma is obligatory before retaining this entity.