METASTATIC MELANOMA OF THE GALLBLADDER: AN UNUSUAL CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS

Dr Ravi Parmar, Dr Bhavin shah

Abstract


Metastatic disease from cutaneous melanoma can affect all organs of the body, and varies in its biological behavior and clinical presentation. We present the case of a 58-year-old man who arrived at our hospital with acute abdominal pain, which, after investigation, was diagnosed as acute cholecystitis. The patient underwent laparotomy and cholecystectomy. Two years ago, he underwent surgical removal of a primary cutaneous melanoma on his right upper back. Pathological examination revealed the presence of malignant melanoma with a metastatic lesion of the gallbladder.


Keywords


Metastatic melanoma, Gallbladder metastasis, Cholecystectomy

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