Metastatic gastric melanoma: a challenging diagnosis

Bahat G., Saka B., Colak Y., Tascioglu C., Gulluoglu M.

TUMORI, cilt.96, ss.496-497, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 96 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: TUMORI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.496-497


Background. The stomach is regarded as a rare site for metastasis. When a gastric mass is observed macroscopically, the presumed diagnosis is usually a primary gastric carcinoma. However, the stomach may be involved in metastatic malignant melanoma. Besides a possible macroscopical misdiagnosis, metastatic gastric melanoma may also be misdiagnosed microscopically as adenocarcinoma due to its protean histological characteristics. These features make metastatic gastric melanoma a challenging diagnosis in some cases.