Malignant melanoma presenting as obstructive jaundice secondary to metastasis to the ampulla of vater

Joshua A. Marks, Atul S. Rao, David Loren, Agnes Witkiewicz, Michael J. Mastrangelo, Adam C. Berger

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Abstract

Context: Malignant melanoma commonly metastasizes to the small intestine where it can cause pain, bleeding, and obstruction. However, jaundice from metastatic melanoma is relatively uncommon. Case report: A case of known malignant melanoma presenting as new onset obstructive jaundice as a result of a rarely reported metastasis to the ampulla of Vater. Conclusion: Multidisciplinary management of patients with metastatic melanoma is essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Ampulla of vater
  • Melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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    Marks, J. A., Rao, A. S., Loren, D., Witkiewicz, A., Mastrangelo, M. J., & Berger, A. C. (2010). Malignant melanoma presenting as obstructive jaundice secondary to metastasis to the ampulla of vater. Journal of the Pancreas, 11(2), 173-175.