IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 31 / Issue 5 / pii/1630985454071-2055422192

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on imrpress.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Case Report
Late recurrence of malignant melanoma mimicking ovarian malignancy
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1 Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinical Center Nis
2 Surgical Clinic Clinical Center Nis
3 Clinic for Pathology Clinical Center Nis, Nis (Serbia)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2010, 31(5), 590–592;
Published: 10 October 2010
Abstract

Background: Malignant melanoma (MM) is an extremely malignant tumor with an unpredictable profile of spread and variable periods of remission. Case: We describe an unusual case of malignant melanoma metastatic to the omentum occurring seven years after diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous malignant melanoma in the patient’s arm. She received surgery and chemoimmunotherapy. To date, nine months after detection of malignant melanoma metastatic to the omentum, the patient is alive with no clinical and radiological metastatic disease. Conclusions: The diagnosis of omentum malignant melanoma in a living patient is uncommon, thus very few individuals and referral centers can build up an adequate experience of handling this disease. Optimal management has been a challenge and a subject of debate and has not yet been established.
Keywords
Malignant melanoma
Ovarian malignancy
Omentum
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