A Rare Case Series of Vaginal Melanoma- experience of National Cancer Institute Sri Lanka
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Care , Volume 7, pp 409-413; https://doi.org/10.31557/apjcc.2022.7.2.409-413
Abstract: Vaginal melanomas are extremely rare gynaecological malignancy with aggressive behavior resulting in poor outcome. The aetiology is not well understood so far. There is no standardized treatment owing to the extreme rarity of the disease, however surgical excision with adjuvant radiotherapy has been the widely practiced treatment. The role of lymphadenectomy is controversial. The six cases reported between November 2015 to November 2021 at the National cancer institute Sri Lanka were treated primarily by surgical excision including hysterocolpectomy, colpectomy, and wide local excision. Pelvic lymphadenectomy was not done in most cases. Only one patient has received adjuvant radiotherapy. Only one patient died during the follow-up and 2 had recurrences.
Keywords: extremely / behavior / treatment / melanomas / Vaginal / excision / lymphadenectomy / radiotherapy / surgical / Lanka
Scifeed alert for new publicationsNever miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
- Get alerts for new papers matching your research
- Find out the new papers from selected authors
- Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
- Define your Scifeed now
Click here to see the statistics on "Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Care" .