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Malignant melanoma of the uterus: a rare cause of postmenopausal bleeding


Abdul Hamid, Habibah and Raja Gopal, Navarasi S. and Ibrahim, Maryasalwati and Awang Soh, Nor Hashliena and Wan Ghazali, Wan Ahmad Hazim (2017) Malignant melanoma of the uterus: a rare cause of postmenopausal bleeding. Journal of Gynecologic Surgery, 33 (4). 149 - 152. ISSN 1042-4067; ESSN: 1557-7724


Background: Malignant melanoma of the uterus is a very rare disease entity bearing potentially serious consequences with an unpredictable and poor prognosis. Case: A 64-year-old woman who had a longstanding, slow-growing blackish mass of the right big toe for more than a decade, presented with postmenopausal bleeding. Histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of a likely secondary malignant melanoma of the uterus. Results: She was treated successfully without any complications via total laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (TLHBSO). Even though malignant melanoma of the uterus has a poor prognosis, the patient was alive and disease-free at a 1-year regular follow-up. Conclusions: A malignant melanoma of the uterus is very rare and has a poor prognosis. However, laparoscopic excision of the uterus and adjacent organs in selected patients could be a superior option, especially in terms of rapid recovery and minimal tumor spillage. A combined multidisciplinary approach is highly recommended for dealing with malignant melanoma–related diseases for optimal care and a better clinical outcome.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1089/gyn.2016.0125
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Keywords: Cutaneous melanoma; Laparoscopic surgery; Malignant melanoma of the uterus; Metastasis; Postmenopausal bleeding
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 03:20
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 03:20
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/62342
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