Primary malignant melanoma arising in an ovarian mature cystic teratoma - A case report and literature review -

Sangho Lee, Ji Hoon Kim, Gyu Rak Chon, Aeree Kim, Baek Hui Kim

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Abstract

Ovarian primary malignant melanoma is very uncommon with only 44 reported cases in the literature. A 71-year-old woman with an ovarian mass and multiple nodules in the liver presented to our hospital. She was treated with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and malignant melanoma was found in the mature cystic teratoma of the ovary. Malignant melanoma cells were also found in the ascitic fluid. She died 5 months later. Here we report a very uncommon case of malignant melanoma arising in an ovarian mature cystic teratoma with a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-664
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Pathology
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec

Keywords

  • Melanoma
  • Ovary
  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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