Malignant melanoma involving the ovary: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 23 cases.

@article{Gupta2004MalignantMI,
  title={Malignant melanoma involving the ovary: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 23 cases.},
  author={Deepali Gupta and Michael T. Deavers and Elvio Gilberto da Silva and Anais Malpica},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={771-80}
}
Ovarian malignant melanoma (MM), primary or metastatic, is an extremely rare tumor and in the absence of a previous diagnosis can represent a diagnostic challenge. We present the clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical features of 23 cases seen in our institution over a period of 40 years (1962-2001). The patients' age ranged from 14 to 53 years (mean 35.7 years). Ethnicity was known in 19 patients: 14 white, 4 Hispanic, and 1 black. A previous history of MM was definitively obtained in 14… CONTINUE READING
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