Malignant melanoma presenting as obstructive jaundice secondary to metastasis to the Ampulla of Vater

JOP. 2010 Mar 5;11(2):173-5.


Context: Malignant melanoma commonly metastasizes to the small intestine where it can cause pain, bleeding, and obstruction. However, jaundice from metastatic melanoma is relatively uncommon.

Case report: A case of known malignant melanoma presenting as new onset obstructive jaundice as a result of a rarely reported metastasis to the ampulla of Vater.

Conclusion: Multidisciplinary management of patients with metastatic melanoma is essential.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Ampulla of Vater / pathology*
  • Common Bile Duct Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Common Bile Duct Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Forearm
  • Humans
  • Jaundice, Obstructive / diagnosis*
  • Jaundice, Obstructive / etiology
  • Melanoma / diagnosis*
  • Melanoma / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology