Primary malignant melanoma of uterine cervix: A suggestion of new scheme of treatment combination

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Abstract

Historically, the lack of melanocytes in the vaginal and cervical mucus membranes has deterred the findings of primary melanomas. Mainly due to its rarity, difficulty to diagnose, and poor prognosis, there has been no absolute agreement on comprehensive treatment so far. In this case report, we present a case of a 46-year-old woman with primary malignant melanoma of uterine cervix. She underwent neo-adjuvant chemotherapy initially followed by a radical hysterectomy. After adjuvant concurrent chemo-radiation, the patient has been followed up for 24 months. So far, she has not shown any symptoms or signs of recurrence. Further studies with more cases based on variable combinations of treatment regimen have been on the way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-354
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Cancer Research
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Cervix Mucus
Melanocytes
Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Hysterectomy
Signs and Symptoms
Melanoma
Radiation
Recurrence
Membranes
Therapeutics
Primary malignant melanoma of the cervix

Keywords

  • Chemo-radiation
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy
  • Uterine cervix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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