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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2011;45(6): 659-664.
doi: https://doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2011.45.6.659
Primary Malignant Melanoma Arising in an Ovarian Mature Cystic Teratoma: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Sangho Lee, Ji Hoon Kim, Gyu Rak Chon, Aeree Kim, Baek Hui Kim
1Department of Pathology, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Chungju, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Chungju, Korea.
4Department of Pathology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. maelstrom@naver.com
ABSTRACT
Ovarian primary malignant melanoma is very uncommon with only 44 reported cases in the literature. A 71-year-old woman with an ovarian mass and multiple nodules in the liver presented to our hospital. She was treated with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and malignant melanoma was found in the mature cystic teratoma of the ovary. Malignant melanoma cells were also found in the ascitic fluid. She died 5 months later. Here we report a very uncommon case of malignant melanoma arising in an ovarian mature cystic teratoma with a review of the literature.
Key Words: Melanoma; Teratoma; Ovary