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Primary melanoma of the testis: myth

Authors: Francesco Fortarezza, Senia Maria Rosaria Trabucco, Annunziata De Luisi, Nicoletta Resta, Antonia Cimmino, Andrea Marzullo, Marco Moschetta, Teresa Lettini, Gabriella Serio


We read with interest the results of the retrospective study by Hadjinicolaou et al. (1) which described a case of primary small bowel malignant melanoma (SBM) in a 60-year-old man with review of the literature. The authors conclude that primary SBM is a rare entity, affect more frequently the men, with debatable pathophysiology.