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Gynecol Oncol. 2005 Nov;99(2):412-4. Epub 2005 Aug 19.

Ovarian malignant melanoma: unusual presentation of a solitary metastasis.

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Harold Wood Hospital, Gubbins Lane, Romford, Essex-RM3 0BE, UK. oliverreebs@aol.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Malignant melanomas of the ovary are rare with unpredictable clinical and biological behavior. We present this case report of a metastatic ovarian malignant melanoma, where the ovary was the first site of relapse after 10 years of remission.

CASE:

A 58-year-old postmenopausal woman was incidentally found to have an abdominal mass, 10 years after removal of a cutaneous malignant melanoma lesion. Ultrasound and CT scan revealed an adnexal mass, which was found to be a solitary ovarian tumor at laparotomy. Histology confirmed malignant melanoma metastasis.

CONCLUSION:

Relapse after a prolonged period of remission, presenting, as an isolated ovarian metastasis is an unusual presentation of malignant melanoma. As illustrated by this case report, a differential diagnosis of a metastatic malignant melanoma must be considered.

PMID:
16112175
DOI:
10.1016/j.ygyno.2005.06.066
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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