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Primary malignant melanoma of the uterine cervix

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ABSTRACT

Primary malignant melanoma of the uterine cervix is a rare neoplasm with aggressive behaviour, originating from the melanocytic cells of the cervical epithelium. The diagnosis is delayed by the non-specific symptoms and is confirmed by histological and immunohisto- chemical methods, with exclusion of other primary melanoma sites. The base of the treatment is surgical excision, but there are no standard treatment recom- mendations due to the limited data. The overall prog- nosis is very poor, according to aggressiveness of the disease.

Key words primary malignant melanoma, uterine cer- vix, rare gynaecological tumors.

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Nicolae Bacalbasa, Cristian Balalau, Beatrice Lintoiu and Mihai Dimitriu

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