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Vulvar malignant melanoma: a rare occurrence in a young woman


Journal of Cancer Prevention & Current Research
Sonam Sharma,1 Shipra Singhal,2 Rajat Kamra3

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Abstract

Malignant melanoma is one of the most belligerent neoplasm which arises from the skin melanocytes. The occurrence of this tumor in the female genital tract system is quite uncommon, where it usually involves the elderly women. It is important to recognize and give comprehensive diagnosis of such an extracutaneous melanoma, as it has poor prognosis in comparison to the cutaneous melanoma and requires different therapeutic approach. Herein, we describe a rare case of vulvar malignant melanoma in a young nulliparous female, which is not the usual age group for its presentation.

Keywords

melanoma, vulva, young adult, prognosis, basal cell carcinoma, perplexing entity, nulliparous female, evident, adnexal masses, blood cultures, hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency virus, histopathological examination, lymph nodes, brisk mitotic activity

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