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The New Zealand Medical Journal

 Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 05-November-2010, Vol 123 No 1325

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Isolated melanoma metastasis to stomach with possible regressed primary lesion: the importance of pursuing solitary melanoma metastases
James D McKay, Alf Deacon

Abstract


This is a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with anaemia and was subsequently diagnosed with a solitary 5cm malignant melanoma metastasis of the gastric fundus. No primary lesion was identified. After surgical resection he is alive at 5 years follow-up, adding weight to the notion that solitary melanoma metastases should be aggressively pursued, as long-term survival is possible.

     
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