A rare cause of melena

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Melanoma presenting in the gastrointestinal tract is commonly due to metastasis from a primary cutaneous or ocular lesion. There have been a few case reports of primary GI melanoma which is commonly seen in the rectum and anus. We report a case of a 77-year-old man who presented with GI bleeding and was found to have a primary small bowel melanoma. This case highlights how to approach the workup of a melanoma lesion found in the GI tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1157-1159
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2020


  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Melanoma
  • Small bowel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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