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Metastatic melanoma of the gallbladder: an uncommon finding

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José Ruiz Pardo, Francisco Javier Ruescas García, Alejandro Parra Cubillos, María Pilar Sagredo Rupérez,

Melanoma metastasizes to the gastrointestinal tract in 2-4% of cases. In addition, it is the tumor that most frequently metastasizes to the gallbladder (50-67% of metastasis at this level). Even so, these metastases are infrequent. The indication of cholecystectomy will be provided by the patient performance status, extension and prognosis of disease. Although open surgery is preferred to treat melanoma metastasis at this level, laparoscopic surgery could be a safe technique that allows a fast recovery of the patient. We present the case of a 48-year-old man with melanoma metastases in the gallbladder treated by laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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