Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus

M. Pavanello, L. Bonavina, A. Segalin, B. Chella

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Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus is an extremely rare tumour with a very poor prognosis. The authors report four cases surgically treated, two with partial esophagectomy and intrathoracic esophago-gastrostomy and two with total esophagectomy and cervical esophagogastric anastomosis. Standard lymphadenectomy was performed in all patients. The histologic findings, the results of surgical therapy and the role of adjuvant treatment are discussed and compared to data of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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