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Generalized melanosis complicating disseminated malignant melanoma in pregnancy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1122495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of generalized melanosis complicating disseminated malignant melanoma in pregnancy is described. Four features of this case, unique in combination, are discussed. First, generalized melanosis is a rare complication in macrophages of skin and other areas. Secondly, extensive bone lesions in the absence of roentgenographic changes are an uncommon occurrence. Thirdly, pregnancy probably has little effect on the course of melanoma, as illustrated by this case and a review of the literature. Finally, placental metastases may be more common than generally thought, yet may have little significance to the fetus.
Authors:
B W Holcomb; J T Thigpen; J F Puckett; F S Morrison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  1975 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-06-29     Completed Date:  1975-06-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1459-64     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Melanoma* / complications
Melanosis / etiology*
Neoplasm Metastasis
Placenta
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications*
Skin Neoplasms* / complications
Skull Neoplasms / pathology
Spinal Neoplasms / pathology

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