SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.138 issue1Stewart-Treves syndrome: Report of one casePulmonary artery aneurism in a patient with Behçet disease. Report of one case author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Revista médica de Chile

Print version ISSN 0034-9887

Abstract

BUTTE, JEAN M et al. Esophageal melanoma: Report of two cases. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2010, vol.138, n.1, pp.77-81. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872010000100011.

Esophageal melanomas correspond to 0.1 to 0.2% of esophageal tumors. We report two patients with the disease. The first patient is a 51 year-old woman pre-sentingwith dysphagia and weight loss. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a polypoid ulcerated lesion in the middle third of the esophagus. The pathological study ofthe biopsy disclosed a malignant melanoma. The patient was subjected to an esophagectomy with a satisfactory postoperative evolution. Four months later, liver metastases were detected and the patient died eleven months after the operation. The second patient is a 59 year-old mole that consulted by dysphagia. An endoscopy showed a pigmented esophageal lesion whose pathological diagnosis was a malignant melanoma. The patient was subjected to an esophagectomy and sixteen months after surgery there was no evidence of relapse.

Keywords : Esophageal neoplasms; Melanoma.

        · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )