Case of fake acute abdomen by metastatic melanoma


COD: 04_2012_357-358 Categorie: ,

Lorenzo Cattorini, Alessandro Spizzirri, Vincenzo Napolitano, Marco Coccetta, Diego Milani,
Nicola Avenia, Francesco Sciannameo

Ann. Ital. Chir., 2012 83: 357-358

La mia nuova descrizione qui!

Price of a print issue €25.00

Malignant melanoma is the neoplasm with highest probability of cardiac metastatization.
Cardiac involvement by metastatic melanoma is rarely identified ante-mortem (5-30% of cases) for non-specificity of cardiac symptoms. In fact we show in this case report that abdominal pain can represent the predominant symptom. Furthermore we show the importance of linkage between clinical & anamnestic data which if underestimated can lead to an improper management and to the patient exitus.