First described in 1857, anorectal melanoma (AM) is an extremely rare cancer comprising approximately 1% of all anorectal malignancies and cutaneous melanomas. Different from cutaneous melanoma which has a strong association with ultraviolet radiations and a preference for young Caucasians, AM is equally distributed among human races reaching a peak incidence in the eighth decade of life (50%); however, its incidence is increasing in young human immunodeficiency virus and human papillomavirus patients, suggesting a role of immunology for its development.

Anorectal melanoma: a rare aggressive type of melanoma / Virgilio, Edoardo; Mercantini, Paolo; Santangelo, Giusi; Canali, Giulia; Peritore, Valentina; Balducci, Genoveffa. - In: ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY. - ISSN 1445-1433. - 87:5(2017), pp. 421-422. [10.1111/ans.13942]

Anorectal melanoma: a rare aggressive type of melanoma

VIRGILIO, EDOARDO;
2017-01-01

Abstract

First described in 1857, anorectal melanoma (AM) is an extremely rare cancer comprising approximately 1% of all anorectal malignancies and cutaneous melanomas. Different from cutaneous melanoma which has a strong association with ultraviolet radiations and a preference for young Caucasians, AM is equally distributed among human races reaching a peak incidence in the eighth decade of life (50%); however, its incidence is increasing in young human immunodeficiency virus and human papillomavirus patients, suggesting a role of immunology for its development.
Anorectal melanoma: a rare aggressive type of melanoma / Virgilio, Edoardo; Mercantini, Paolo; Santangelo, Giusi; Canali, Giulia; Peritore, Valentina; Balducci, Genoveffa. - In: ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY. - ISSN 1445-1433. - 87:5(2017), pp. 421-422. [10.1111/ans.13942]
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