Metastatic malignant melanoma during pregnancy case report and a review of the literature

Mariam Mathew, Shahila Sheik, Kuntal Rao, Ikram A. Burney, Sukhpal Sawhney, Aisha Al-Hamdani

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Malignant melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers and, when it occurs during pregnancy, it can frequently metastasise to the placenta and the foetus. Earlier reports suggested a rapid progress of the disease during pregnancy with a poor prognosis; however, recent controlled studies found that stage for stage, the prognosis of melanoma during pregnancy is similar to that in a non-pregnant state. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can avoid a tragic outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2009



  • Case report
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Metastasis
  • Oman
  • Pregnancy

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  • Medicine(all)

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