Metastasis to small bowel may occur in patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma. Intes-tinal metastases may present with pain, constipation, obstruction, perforation, bleeding, and anemia. A 40-year-old man, a known case of malignant melanoma diagnosed 5 years back, was brought to the emergency department with intestinal obstruction. He had widespread metastatic disease with involvement of brain, lung, liver and small bowels. One metastasis in the ileocecal region caused obstruction. Proximal ileostomy was created as an emergent palliative procedure. In conclusion, palliative operations are successful in reliving some intes-tinal complications of metastatic malignant melanoma
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