Perianal melanoma disguised as hemorrhoids: Case report and discussion

Vikisha T. Fripp, Jesus Esquivel, Carlos A. Cerruto

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Perianal melanoma is a very rare disease that carries a grave prognosis. The difficulty in making the diagnosis and the rarity of the disease results in failure of recognition until the disease is widespread. Ultimately, the burden is on the physician to uncover this ominous cancer. Not doing so is one of the most significant correlates to poor outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)726-731
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2005


  • Diagnosis
  • Melanoma
  • Perianal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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