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Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina with repeated local recurrences and brain metastasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21872820     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Malignant melanoma of the vagina, a very rare malignancy, has a notoriously aggressive behavior associated with a high risk of local recurrence and distant metastasis. At present, there are various treatment options for this disease but no standard guideline. We describe a case of a 54-year-old woman with a locally advanced melanoma of the vagina, who underwent radical surgery, biochemotherapy with interferon-α-2b, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and repeat excision of local recurrent lesions and brain metastasis. In conclusion, malignant melanoma of the vagina has a high risk for local recurrence. Repeated local excision followed by biochemotherapy is a tolerable treatment.
Authors:
Li-Te Lin; Chung-Bin Liu; San-Nung Chen; An-Jen Chiang; Wen-Shiung Liou; Ken-Jen Yu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1728-7731     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.
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