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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1997;40(5):1102-1106.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Vagina.
Cheol Jae Jeong, Soon Do Cha, Chi Heum Cho, Tae Sung Lee, Young Wook Suh, Kun Young Kwon
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Andong Presbyterian Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Korea.
Abstract
Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina are believed to arise from melanocytes whichmay be present in the epithelium of the vagina.These tumors are very rare and comprise less than 0.5% of all vaginal malignancies, which are the worst prognosis compared to other malignant vaginal neoplasms. We present a case of primary malignant melanoma of the vagina with brief review ofliterature.
Key Words: Malignant melanoma, Vagina


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