anemia, gastric ulcer, melanoma, gastric metastases
Background: The gastrointestinal tract is an apparently unusual site of metastases from malignant melanoma. Clinical picture: We present a case of an elderly patient hospitalized at our Unit for severe anemia associated with dyspeptic disorders, who a year earlier had undergone the removal of a melanoma of the skin of the left calf. Results: The EGDS found two large ulcerated lesions of gastric mucosa, which proved at histological examination to be metastases from melanoma. Conclusion: The presence of anemia and/or digestive symptoms in a patient with previous history of melanoma could indicate a gastrointestinal tumor localization.