Familial malignant melanoma of the female genitalia: A case report and review

Norbert Gleicher, Carmel J. Cohen, Gunter Deppe, S. B. Gusberg

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Abstract

An additional case of familial occurrence of malignant melanoma is presented, involving mother and son. This is the fourth case of familial occurrence of a malignant melanoma in the female genitalia and the first occurring in the vagina reported in the literature. We present a review of the literature concerning the hereditary property of malignant melanoma, including a list of all 92 families and 240 patients reported. The importance of a family history of malignant melanoma for the early diagnosis of this disease in relatives at risk is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalObstetrical and Gynecological Survey
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1979

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