Ct of malignant melanoma: Patterns of small bowel and mesenteric involvement

Akira Kawashima, Elliot K. Fishman, Janet E. Kuhlman, Lynn M. Schuchter

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Abstract

Abdominal CT of 230 patients (310 CT examinations) with a diagnosis of malignant melanoma was retrospectively reviewed for the evaluation of small bowel and mesenteric involvement. Seventeen (7.4%) patients had evidence of small bowel and mesenteric involvement on CT. There were four distinct patterns of disease: (a) intraluminal masses in 3 patients; (b) ulcerating lesions in 2; (c) diffuse infiltration in 6; (d) implants in 10. Four patients had more than two patterns of involvement. Of the 10 patients with tumor implants, carcinomatosis was noted in 2. Two patients had intussusception and 4 had extensive mesenteric nodal involvement. Of the 17 patients, 12 (71%) had at least one symptom referable to the gastrointestinal tract, while 5 (29%) were clinically asymptomatic. Fourteen of the 17 patients (82%) had additional intraabdominal metastases to sites other than small bowel and mesentery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-574
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Gastrointestinal tract neoplasms
  • Melanoma malignant
  • Mesentery neoplasms

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ct of malignant melanoma : Patterns of small bowel and mesenteric involvement. / Kawashima, Akira; Fishman, Elliot K.; Kuhlman, Janet E.; Schuchter, Lynn M.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.01.1991, p. 570-574.

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Kawashima, Akira ; Fishman, Elliot K. ; Kuhlman, Janet E. ; Schuchter, Lynn M. / Ct of malignant melanoma : Patterns of small bowel and mesenteric involvement. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 1991 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 570-574.
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