Long-term survival of a female patient with primary malignant melanoma of the urethra

Citation
N. Rikaniadis et al., Long-term survival of a female patient with primary malignant melanoma of the urethra, EUR J SUR O, 24(6), 1998, pp. 607-608
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology
Journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
ISSN journal
0748-7983 → ACNP
Volume
24
Issue
6
Year of publication
1998
Pages
607 - 608
Database
ISI
SICI code
0748-7983(199812)24:6<607:LSOAFP>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
Primary malignant melanoma of the female urethra comprises 0.2% of all mela nomas and has poor prognosis. In the period 1972-1992, 75 cases of primary urethra carcinomas were treated at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Among them, only an 80-year-old woman was diagnosed with primary malignant melan oma. Despite conservative treatment, she lived for 7 years. We believe that local surgical excision can be an option for treatment in selected patient s as it retains quality of life.