Long Term Survivor of Vaginal Primary Malignant Melanoma

Authors

  • Farhana Kalam Junior Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shahana Pervin Associate Professor of Gynaeoncology, NICRH, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v15i1.48660

Keywords:

Primary vaginal malignant melanoma, Malignant melanoma, Chemotherapy

Abstract

Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina is a rare entity which constitutes less than 3% of vaginal cancer and only 0.3-0.8% of all melanomas in women. It has a high risk of local recurrence and distant metastasis. Once a recurrence is noted, survival is extremely poor. This article reports a case of primary vaginal melanoma with longer survival. As long-time survival of stage II vaginal melanoma is a rare phenomenon, this case is a unique one in Bangladesh; emphasizing on both importance of routine gynaecological examination for any suspicious pigmented lesions in the vagina as well as the necessity of further research on validating treatment protocols.

Journal of Armed Forces Medical College Bangladesh Vol.15 (1) 2019: 114-115

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Published

2020-08-20

How to Cite

Kalam, F., & Pervin, S. (2020). Long Term Survivor of Vaginal Primary Malignant Melanoma. Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh, 15(1), 114–115. https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v15i1.48660

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Case Reports