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Melanoma of the genitourinary tract

  • Sam D. GrahamJr.
  • Wayne A. ClineJr.
  • John L. Weinerth
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 5)

Abstract

Malignant melanoma of the genitourinary tract is a very uncommon disease. Less than 200 primary melanomas of the genitourinary tract have been described in the world literature. Even fewer secondary melanomas of this system have been discovered prior to autopsy. The presenting symptoms of genitourinary melanoma are similar to symptoms of all other genitourinary neoplasms, and, as in other urologic neoplasms, these are usually tumors of the aged. Due to the small number of cases, there is no single large series of patients, and thus no controlled clinical studies of therapeutic modalities versus stage of disease. Despite the lack of such series, the results of most treatments have resulted in uniform failures, and the discovery of this disease usually carries a grim prognosis. This chapter will examine the world’s literature regarding this disease and summarize the collective experiences of all authors in regards to treatment and prognosis.

Keywords

Primary Melanoma Genitourinary Tract Adrenal Metastasis Female Urethra Blue Nevus 
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  • Sam D. GrahamJr.
  • Wayne A. ClineJr.
  • John L. Weinerth

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