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Fatal course of malignant melanoma during pregnancy with dissemination to the products of conception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3776492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first case in Denmark of malignant melanoma metastasizing to the placenta and the fetal circulation is presented. The fact that shortly before becoming pregnant the patient had been treated with wide excision and regional lymph node dissection for a cutaneous melanoma of the right calf, gives further support to suspicions about a possible adverse effect of pregnancy on melanoma. In view of the high mortality in babies during their first year of life in the few similar reports available in the world literature, the authors would recommend the avoidance of pregnancy within 5 years of treatment of melanoma of any stage.
D Møller; L Ipsen; P Asschenfeldt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-04     Completed Date:  1986-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Melanoma / pathology,  secondary*
Placenta / pathology
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / pathology*
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*

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