MCID: DGS008
MIFTS: 13

Digestive System Melanoma

Categories: Cancer diseases, Endocrine diseases, Gastrointestinal diseases, Rare diseases, Skin diseases

Aliases & Classifications for Digestive System Melanoma

MalaCards integrated aliases for Digestive System Melanoma:

Name: Digestive System Melanoma 54 74
Malignant Melanoma of the Gastrointestinal Tract 54
Melanoma of the Gastrointestinal Tract 54
Primary Gastrointestinal Melanoma 54
Melanoma of the Gi Tract 54

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UMLS 74 C1333798

Summaries for Digestive System Melanoma

NIH Rare Diseases : 54 Digestive system melanoma refers to a melanoma starting in the stomach, intestines, salivary glands, mouth, esophagus, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, or rectum. Melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the melanocytes. Melanocytes are commonly found in the skin and are the cells that give the skin color. While it is not uncommon for melanomas to start in the skin and later spread to other parts of the body (metastasize), melanomas originating in the gastrointestinal tract are rare. The most frequently reported site is in the esophagus and anorectum. Symptoms of a digestive system melanoma may be nonspecific, including blood in the stool, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and anemia (low red blood cell count). The cause of digestive system melanoma is not well understood. Some researchers theorize that it may have originated from an undetected primary tumor. Treatment may include surgical excision of the gastrointestinal tract involved, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.

MalaCards based summary : Digestive System Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract, is related to melanoma and gastric ulcer. Affiliated tissues include skin, liver and pancreas.

Related Diseases for Digestive System Melanoma

Diseases related to Digestive System Melanoma via text searches within MalaCards or GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

# Related Disease Score Top Affiliating Genes
1 melanoma 10.1
2 gastric ulcer 10.0

Symptoms & Phenotypes for Digestive System Melanoma

Drugs & Therapeutics for Digestive System Melanoma

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Genetic Tests for Digestive System Melanoma

Anatomical Context for Digestive System Melanoma

MalaCards organs/tissues related to Digestive System Melanoma:

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Skin, Liver, Pancreas, Salivary Gland

Publications for Digestive System Melanoma

Articles related to Digestive System Melanoma:

# Title Authors Year
1
Primary malignant melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract: a case report and review of the literature. ( 18330095 )
2007
2
Malignant melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract presenting as a bleeding gastric ulcer. ( 16196379 )
2003

Variations for Digestive System Melanoma

Expression for Digestive System Melanoma

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Pathways for Digestive System Melanoma

GO Terms for Digestive System Melanoma

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