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Vaginal Amelanotic Malignant Melanoma in a Young Patient


Madiha Sajjad and Samina Iltaf
Department of Histopathology, Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi.



Malignant melanomas of female genital tract are rare malignancies occuring in older individuals. Amelanotic melanomas are consequently rarer as they make up a small fraction of vaginal melanomas. Amelanotic malignant melanoma a unique variant of melanoma is difficult to differentiate from other epithelial and nonepithelial
malignancies due to absence of melanin pigmentation. This report describes a case of vaginal amelanotic melanoma occuring in a young patient, which was confirmed on immunohistochemistry using S-100, HMB-45 and Melan A.
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