A retrospective study of eight patients who had suffered from malignant melanoma in the anorectal region was carried out. The initial presentation, histological findings, treatment, and survival are described. Mean survival was 18 months; however, one patient survived 147 months after initial diagnosis. An inverse correlation was noted between depth of tumor penetration and the number of giant multinucleated cells. No correlation was found between survival and histological findings or therapy regimen.
- primary melanoma