Endosonographic features of primary esophageal melanoma

Sreeram Parupudi, Arthur J. Kaffes, Mohammed A. Mateen, Guduru Venkat Rao, Duvvuru Nageshwar Reddy

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Abstract

Malignant melanoma most commonly arises in the skin; however, primary melanomas can also arise from the mucosal epithelial lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Primary esophageal melanoma is rare and constitutes only 0.1% of primary esophageal tumors. There are only a few reports on the use of endosonography in this condition. We report here a case of a 45-year-old male with a history of painful deglutition and describe the endosonographic features of primary esophageal melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Endosonography
  • Esophagus
  • Melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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