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Presentation of a patient with in situ amelanotic melanoma of the vulva
P. Tsikouras1,*, G. Galazios1, N. Tsagias1, A. Koukoulomati1, K. Romanidis2, A. Giatromanolaki3, E. Sivridis3
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
2 Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2016, 37(4), 578–580; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo3135.2016
Published: 10 August 2016
Amelanotic malignant melanoma of the vulva is extremely rare. The authors describe here a case of amelanotic malignant melanoma of the vulva, occurring in a 71-year-old woman without any clinical symptoms. The woman had a small nodular lesion in the left labia majora. Local excision was performed. Histological examination revealed an in situ malignant melanoma without any evidence of invasive disease. All suspicious lesions in the vulva region, even if there are no clinical symptoms, should be biopsied, and if an in-situ melanoma is identified, partial or total vulvectomy should be considered.
Amelanotic melanoma in situ