Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Female Urethra

Cvjetko Lez, Silvio Altarac, Samer El-Safadi, Rajko Fures, Hrvoje Cupic, Zoran Persec, Zlatko Hrgovic


Primary malignant melanoma of the female urethra is a rare tumour that most commonly affects meatus and the distal urethra. The prognosis is poor. We report the case of 65-year-old woman which was referred by a gynaecologist due to a urethral mass mimicking a caruncule. The tumour was removed by a local excision, and pathological analysis revealed malignant melanoma. After three months distal urethrectomy was performed with no evidence of residual tumour. The patient was uneventful during 6-year follow up period.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(1):73-75


Female urethra; Malignant melanoma; Long term survived

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