Primary mucosal malignant melanoma of the cervix: case report and review of the literature


The incidence of primary mucosal malignant melanoma (PMMM) is 1.3% among all malignant melanomas (MM). Cervical involvement is very rare; the number of cases of cervical PMMM reported so far is around 80. In our patient, a dark color, 2-cm diameter, nonulcerated tumor formation was observed upon examination of the cervix. Tumoral tissue consisted of atypical melanocytic cells containing numerous mitotic figures. In immunochemical studies, S-100, Melan-A, and HMB-45 positivity were observed. The tumor was 20 mm in invasion depth, Breslow IV, and FIGO stage IB1. Radical surgery was followed by adjuvant radiotherapy, and subsequently interferon treatment was applied. Examination and scans 20 months after surgery were free from tumor.

Tumori 2015; 101(5): e147 - e150

Article Type: CASE REPORT



Kadir Cetinkaya, Emine Benzer, Haluk Dervisoglu

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  • Ankara Oncology Education and Research Hospital, Ankara - Turkey

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