Journal of Coloproctology (Rio de Janeiro)
Print version ISSN 2237-9363
FILLMANN, Lúcio Sarubbi et al. Anorectal melanoma: review of diagnosis and treatment based on a case report. J. Coloproctol. (Rio J.) [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.1, pp.83-87. ISSN 2237-9363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2237-93632012000100013.
Anorectal Melanoma is a rare and very aggressive tumor that should be part of the range of differential diagnoses of colorectal diseases. Today, the main discussion on the topic is about the best treatment, whether it should be more conservative or more aggressive. In order to review the main points on the subject, the authors report a case of a patient treated at the Coloproctology Service at the São Lucas Hospital, PUCRS.
Keywords : melanoma; neoplasms; anal canal; surgery; neoplasm staging.