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Revista Médica Electrónica

versión On-line ISSN 1684-1824

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SOSA ESTEBANEZ, Hanuarys Lázaro; FERNANDEZ ESPIN, Heriberto  y  HERNANDEZ NIEBLA, Lumey. Melanoma of the anal canal: a propos of a case. Rev.Med.Electrón. [online]. 2019, vol.41, n.3, pp.756-764. ISSN 1684-1824.

Mucous melanomas are few frequent and have a bad prognosis. They present an aggressive behavior and might have several locations in the digestive system. This kind of tumors is more frequent at the anus-rectal region. The authors presented the case of a female patient, aged 59 years, with clinical conditions of several months of evolution, characterized by burning, anal pruritus and the sensation of a mass prolapsing through the anus. A tumor mass of polypoid aspect was found at physical examination. Polypectomy was carried out and the biopsy showed the histologic aspect of a mucous melanoma of the anal canal.

Palabras clave : mucous melanoma of the anal canal; anus; neoplasia; polypectomy.

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