Melanoma of the vulva: a pigmented lesion is also significant in a non-sun-exposed area

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The foremost important aetiological factor for malignant melanoma is considered to be sunlight exposure. However, primary lesions are also seen in non-sun-exposed areas. Vulvar melanoma is rare and associated with impaired outcome. Herein, we attempt to increase physicians’ awareness for early diagnosis in order to improve prognosis. A 64-year-old female… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00404-009-1011-6

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