ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

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 immunohistochemical methods, with exclusion of other primary melanoma sites. The base of the treatment is surgical excision, but there are no standard treatment recommendations due to the limited data. The overall prog- nosis is very poor, according to aggressiveness of the disease.

Keywords primary malignant melanoma, uterine cervix, rare gynaecological tumors.

Corresponding author:
Nicolae BACALBASA
Address: Dimitrie Racoviță Street, no. 2, Bucharest, Romania
E-mail: nicolae_bacalbasa@yahoo.ro

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