Metastatic malignant melanoma in an endometrial polyp.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Melanocytic metastasis to gynecologic organs is rare with most metastases to the ovaries. Metastases to the uterus, or in this case report, a uterine polyp, is exceedingly rare with only 17 cases reported in the literature. Post-menopausal bleeding is the most common presentation of metastatic melanoma in the endometrium, followed by uterine bleeding or abnormal postnatal bleeding in the premenopausal population. We present an 81-year-old woman with metastatic melanoma confined to an endometrial polyp leading to the diagnosis of widespread dissemination of the patient's acral melanoma resected 6 years prior. Although rare, metastatic melanoma should be considered as a cause for abnormal bleeding, especially in the post-menopausal patient with a history of melanoma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ulmer, K; Powers, J; Alrwashdeh, A; Hardy-Fairbanks, A

Published Date

  • April 15, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

PubMed ID

  • 33999583

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1087-2108

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States