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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 196-198

Malignant melanoma in pregnancy: Rarity and paucity

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. R Manipriya
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sri Ramachandra Medical University, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/TJOG.TJOG_12_18

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Malignancy diagnosed during pregnancy is a rare coincidence and a taxing situation for the health care provider. The diagnosis and therapeutic management become laborious and it involves both the mother and fetus. One of the major cause of death among women of the childbearing age group is malignant melanoma in the western world. The literature vastly suggests that it has an ominous prognosis when diagnosed during pregnancy as it is known to rapidly metastasize to the placenta and fetus. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can avoid catastrophic events. We report a case of Indian women diagnosed with non- metastatic malignant melanoma in the first trimester of pregnancy with successful outcome.

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