PRAGUE MEDICAL REPORT
Obstructive Jaundice Secondary to Pancreatic Head Metastasis of Malignant Amelanotic Melanoma as the First Clinical Manifestation
Jan Zeman, Lucie Olivová, Jan Hrudka, Jan Hajer, Ivan Rychlík
zveřejněno: 01. 03. 2021
Malignant melanoma is commonly known for its high probability of metastasizing to distant organs. Metastases to gastrointestinal tract are well documented, but resulting jaundice is only scarcely seen. We present a case of histologically verified metastasis of amelanotic melanoma to the head of pancreas infiltrating the common bile duct and consequently causing obstructive jaundice which constituted its first clinical manifestation. Multidisciplinary approach is essential in patients with malignant melanoma since early detection of the melanoma or its metastases may improve patients’ clinical outcome, especially owing to the use of targeted biological treatment without any delay.
Klíčová slova: Obstructive jaundice; Malignant melanoma; Pancreatic metastasis; BRAF genes
Obstructive Jaundice Secondary to Pancreatic Head Metastasis of Malignant Amelanotic Melanoma as the First Clinical Manifestation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.