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

Kyung Jin Min, Yeun Sun Kim, Jin-Hwa Hong, Jae Kwan Lee, Dae-Sik Yang

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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

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cancer Research
    • Oncology

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