We describe a case of a patient with anemia referring to our Digestive Endoscopy Unit. Upper GI endoscopy revealed a polypoid lesion with an ulcerated central depression. Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimen taken during endoscopy revealed a gastric metastatic melanoma. The dermatologic inspection failed in finding the primary melanoma. The importance of endoscopic examination in the diagnostic process of metastatic patients with unknown primaries is highlited by this case.


gastric metastasis, metastatic melanoma of unknown primary, endoscopy