Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

An Unusual Polyp: Rectal Melanoma

Katrina Chakradeo1-3*, Trent Cross4, Guy Lampe5, Hajir Nabi3,4 and Shahram Safa1

1Department of Gastroenterology, Logan Hospital, Meadowbrook, Australia
2Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
3Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
4Department of Surgery, Logan Hospital, Meadowbrook, Australia
5Department of Anatomical Pathology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

*Correspondance to: Katrina Chakradeo 

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Primary rectal melanoma is a rare disease that requires a high index of clinical suspicion when faced with unusual colonoscopic findings. We present the case of a 67-year-old gentleman who had a primary rectal melanoma discovered on a colonoscopy to investigate bright rectal bleeding. No other sources of primary disease were discovered clinically or radiologically pre-operatively suggesting that this was a true site of primary disease. He went on to have an abdomino-perineal resection and made an uneventful recovery.


Chakradeo K, Cross T, Lampe G, Nabi H, Safa S. An Unusual Polyp: Rectal Melanoma. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1670.

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