Recurrence of cutaneous melanoma as colon mass after three years

  • Abdulsemed Mohammed Nur Addis Ababa University
  • Abdulaziz Mohammed Yesuf Wollo University
  • Yohannes Birhanu Gebremeskel Addis Ababa University
  • Tufa Gemechu Addis Ababa University
  • Dagnachew Tamrat Addis Ababa University


Melanoma is one of the most common malignancies to spread to the gastrointestinal tract. All types of melanoma can metastasize to the GI tract, commonly to the liver. But isolated metastasis to the colon is rare. Metastatic melanoma can present as colonic submucosal mass, polyp or as a large exophytic mass that mimics colon cancer. Localized colonic melanoma can be surgically resected. In this report, we present a patient treated for cutaneous melanoma who later developed recurrence of the melanoma as colon mass after three years.

Author Biography

Abdulsemed Mohammed Nur, Addis Ababa University
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine


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