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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 396-399

Primary Malignant Melanoma of Esophagus: A Rare Entity

Dr Rajanikanth Balakrishna1, Dr Shamila Mohamed Ali2, Dr Reddy Polu Somashekara3

1Consultant Pathologist, Acura Diagnostic Centre and Health Care, Padmanabanagar, Bangalore.
2Junior Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Sagar Hospitals, Jayanagar, Bangalore.
3Lab Director and Head, Sagar Hospitals, Jayanagar, Bangalore.

Corresponding Author: Dr Reddy Polu Somashekara


Primary malignant melanoma of oesophagus (PMME) is a rare entity accounting only for 0.1%-0.2% of all oesophagal malignancies. Only 340 cases are reported worldwide with limited literature from India. The prognosis is poor as it is an aggressive tumor usually diagnosed at an advanced stage with metastasis. We report a case of 51 year old male who presented as a polypoidal growth in oesophagus. Total surgical excision was performed. Clinicopathological, histological and immunohistochemical examinations are discussed.

Key words: Melanoma, Esophageal neoplasms, immunohistochemistry.

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