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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(8):1645-1648.
Published online August 1, 2003.
A Case of Metastatic Malignant Melanoma of the Ovary.
Ho Jun Lee, Su Kyung Baek, Kwang Sok Kang, Sang Ki Hong, Young Ho Lee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Presbyterian Medical Center, Chon-ju, Korea.
Abstract
Malignant melanoma is a neoplasm of the skin and mucous membrane. Extragenital malignant melanoma that metastasizes to the ovary is seen rarely, and in only a few cases has the diagnosis been made before autopsy. The most common histologic feature that should raise the question of metastatic melanoma is the presence of numerous epitheloid cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm. Despite advances in chemotherapy and immunotherapy the efficacy of treatment of advanced melanoma remains limited and the prognosis of metastatic disease remains guarded. We describe a case of malignant melanoma metastatic to the ovary and right axillae occurring one year and four months after diagnosis of cutaneous malignant melanoma on the patient's back.
Key Words: Metastatic melanoma, Ovary


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