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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 8532379, 4 pages
Case Report

Metastatic Cutaneous Melanoma of the Gallbladder

1Internal Medicine, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, PA, USA
2Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
3Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
4JJM Medical College, Davangere, India
5Hematology & Oncology, Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
6Rheumatology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, USA
7Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mercy Health System, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Yub Raj Sedhai; moc.liamg@iahdes.rd

Received 1 September 2016; Accepted 5 January 2017; Published 30 January 2017

Academic Editor: Daniel C. Damin

Copyright © 2017 Dhruvan Patel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive disease that can spread to many organs of the body. In rare cases, it can spread to the gallbladder causing secondary lesions, yet presenting with little to no symptoms. Therefore, most cases of metastatic melanoma lesions to the gallbladder go undiagnosed. Here, we present the case of a 41-year-old male with a four-month history of melanoma of the face, with a postresection status, who presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Doppler ultrasound and computed tomography confirmed the presence of a mass on the gallbladder. Laparoscopic excision along with liver wedge resection was performed. Pathology staining revealed the presence of a malignant metastatic melanoma lesion of the gallbladder.