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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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  •  General Surgery
  •  Urology
  •  Surgical Oncology
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  •  Pediatric Surgery
  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
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Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1670.Case Report | Open Access

An Unusual Polyp: Rectal Melanoma

Katrina Chakradeo, Trent Cross, Guy Lampe, Hajir Nabi and Shahram Safa

Department of Gastroenterology, Logan Hospital, Meadowbrook, Australia
Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Department of Surgery, Logan Hospital, Meadowbrook, Australia
Department of Anatomical Pathology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

*Correspondance to: Katrina Chakradeo 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1670


Primary rectal melanoma is a rare disease that requires a high index of clinical suspicion when faced with unusual colonoscopic findings. We present the case of a 67-year-old gentleman who had a primary rectal melanoma discovered on a colonoscopy to investigate bright rectal bleeding. No other sources of primary disease were discovered clinically or radiologically pre-operatively suggesting that this was a true site of primary disease. He went on to have an abdomino-perineal resection and made an uneventful recovery.


Cite the article

Chakradeo K, Cross T, Lampe G, Nabi H, Safa S. An Unusual Polyp: Rectal Melanoma. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1670.

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