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vaginal melanoma, postmenopausal vaginal bleeding, treatment
Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Geriatrics | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neoplasms | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Oncology
Mucosal melanomas are rare, accounting for only 1.4% of all melanomas. Only 18% of mucosal melanomas are vulvovaginal in origin, making it exceedingly rare. Mucosal melanomas typically carry a worse prognosis than those arising from cutaneous sites with a higher risk of recurrence and disseminated disease. We report a rare case of vaginal melanoma presenting as postmenopausal bleeding and discuss management of this disease.
Gilbert, Brittany; Gilbert, Wm Tanner; Hakam, Ardeshir; and Goebel, Lynne J.
"Beyond The Skin: A Case Report Of Vaginal Melanoma,"
Marshall Journal of Medicine:
4, Article 11.
Available at: https://mds.marshall.edu/mjm/vol6/iss4/11