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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 290-292

Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Stomach: A Rare Entity

1 Department of Pathology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sarita Asotra
Flat No-5, Block No-5, Phase-3, New Shimla - 171 009, Himachal Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_88_21

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Primary gastrointestinal malignant melanoma is an unusual clinical entity. With primary gastric melanoma being very rare, Primary gastric melanoma is underdiagnosed as clinical manifestations are not specific and usually similar with other common malignancies at this site such as gastric cancer and lymphoma. Most melanomas found in the stomach are metastases from cutaneous source. Cutaneous source with nonspecific signs and symptoms. We report a case of a 65-year-old women with pain abdomen and vomiting. We submit this report as primary gastric melanoma is a rare entity with aggressive behavior and poor prognosis

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