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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009;38(3): 133-136.
식도의 원발성 악성 흑색종
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 내과학교실, *병리학교실
A Case of Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Esophagus
Sang Hee Kim, M.D., Jae Kwang Kim, M.D., Jin Il Kim, M.D., Yong Jai Park, M.D., Seong Yong Woo, M.D., Seung Chul Yu, M.D., Hyeon Seong Kim, M.D. and Chang Young Yoo, M.D.*
Departments of Internal Medicine and *Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus is a rare, but aggressive tumor with a fatal prognosis. Hematogenous and lymphatic metastasis are common. The tumor has multiple black and pigmented lesions. Resection of the tumor with an anastomotic procedure is the treatment of choice. Despite this operation, the prognosis is quite poor with the mean life expectancy being less than 1 year. We describe here a case of a 54-year-old man with esophageal malignant melanoma, and we also include a review of the relevant literature. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2009;38:133-136)
Key Words: Primary malignant melanoma, Esophagus
주요어: 원발성 악성 흑색종, 식도
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