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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Heyn, J; Placzek, M; Ozimek, A; Baumgaertner, AK; Siebeck, M; Volkenandt, M 
Title:
Malignant melanoma of the anal region. 
Abstract:
Malignant melanoma (MM) of the anal region is an uncommon disease. In many cases, the disease is undetected or mistaken for a benign polyp or haemorrhoids until it reaches an advanced state. Owing to delayed diagnosis and early metastases, the prognosis is often poor. In contrast to melanomas of the skin, a history of sun exposure does not seem to have an impact in development of MM in this region. Anorectal melanomas (AM) are most common in the rectum, followed by the anal canal and anal verge....    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Clin Exp Dermatol 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
32 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
603-7 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0307-6938 
TUM Institution:
Frauenklinik und Poliklinik