Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina: case report and review of literature.

  title={Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina: case report and review of literature.},
  author={Benjamin Piura and A. Z. Rabinovich and Ilana Yanai-Inbar},
  journal={European journal of gynaecological oncology},
  volume={23 3},
Primary vaginal malignant melanoma is rare, with < 250 reported cases to date. It accounts for < 1% of all melanomas in women, < 10% of all female genital tract melanomas, and < 3% of all vaginal malignancies. Its clinical behavior is notoriously more aggressive than that of cutaneous and vulvar melanoma, with a 5-year survival rate ranging from 5% to 25%. Tumor size is the strongest predictor of survival, whereas tumor thickness is a weak predictor of survival. A case of F.I.G.O. stage I… CONTINUE READING

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