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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2017 June;152(3):270-3

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-0488.17.05573-0

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Management and treatment of mucosal melanoma of the genital tract

Sabina VACCARI 1 , Alessia BARISANI 1, Emi DIKA 1, Pier A. FANTI 1, Pierandrea DE IACO 2, Carlotta GURIOLI 1, Giulio TOSTI 3

1 Unit of Dermatology, Department of Specialized, Diagnostical and Experimental Medicine, Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Policlinic, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; 2 Unit of Oncologic Ginecology, Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Policlinic, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; 3 Department of Melanoma, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy


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The melanoma of the genital mucosa is a rare melanocytic neoplasm that affects both sexes. The diagnosis is often delayed; videodermatoscopy may represent a useful diagnostic tool. The treatment is complex and multidisciplinary. We report the main diagnostic features and therapeutic approaches for mucosal melanoma of the genital tract.


KEY WORDS: Melanoma - Diagnosis - Disease management - Therapeutics

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Issue published online: April 13, 2017
Article first published online: January 24, 2017

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Vaccari S, Barisani A, Dika E, Fanti PA, De Iaco P, Gurioli C, et al. Management and treatment of mucosal melanoma of the genital tract. G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2017;152:270-3. DOI: 10.23736/S0392-0488.17.05573-0

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sabina.vaccari@aosp.bo.it