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ARRIOLA, María Alejandra; PAZOS, Ximena; FIGUERIDO, Omar  and  RODRIGUEZ, Mauricio. Anal Melanoma Uncommon Pathology, Case Report. Anfamed [online]. 2019, vol.6, n.2, pp.51-57.  Epub Dec 01, 2019. ISSN 2301-1254.

Anal melanoma (MA) is an infrequent tumor, characterized by aggressive behavior and poor prognosis(1).

The nonspecific symptomatology and its similarity with benign anorectal etiologies, makes the diagnosis difficult and leads to a delay in it(2)(3).Therefore, a thorough physical examination and a high index of suspicion are necessary.

The case of a patient who consulted for a non-pigmented and painful anal mass with rectal bleeding is discussed; which is diagnosed with anal melanoma.

Keywords : Mucosal Melanoma; Anorectal Tumors; Diagnosis; Treatment.

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