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Jejunojejunal intussusception secondary to metastatic uveal melanoma after 11 years of remission
  1. Hifza Waheed Butt,
  2. Sarthak Soin,
  3. Faisal Ali and
  4. Antoni Wojtkowski
  1. Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarthak Soin, sarthaksoin{at}


Malignant cutaneous melanoma frequently metastasises to gastrointestinal tract, small bowel being the most common site likely due to its rich vascular supply. However, most common sites for metastatic uveal melanoma are the liver (93%), lung (24%), bone (16%), skin/subcutaneous tissue (11%) and lymph nodes (10%).1 We present a case of 46-year-old man with jejunojejunal intussusception secondary to metastatic uveal melanoma status postbrachytherapy after 11 years of remission. We aim to highlight the rare occurrence of adult intussusception secondary to uveal melanoma after a prolonged period of remission.

  • gastroenterology
  • small intestine
  • ophthalmology
  • general surgery

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  • Contributors HWB and SS contributed equally in writing. FA and AW contributed equally in reviewing of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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