Maternal melanoma with placental metastasis

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Abstract

A 40-year-old woman, a grand multipara with uncertain gestation, presented with severe, prolonged diarrhoea. She was previously diagnosed to have melanoma. Examination revealed gross ascites with hepatosplenomegaly and uterus corresponding to 29 weeks gestation. An emergency caesarean section confirmed widespread metastases to the ovaries, mesentery and placenta. A viable male foetus was delivered with features of intrauterine growth restriction. The baby survived, but the mother died a week later. This case highlights the importance of thoroughly assessing placentas and babies of patients with melanoma for metastases.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume49
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

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Placenta
Melanoma
Mothers
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pregnancy
Mesentery
Ascites
Cesarean Section
Uterus
Ovary
Diarrhea
Fetus
Emergencies
Growth

Keywords

  • Maternal melanoma
  • Maternal mortality
  • Melanoma
  • Placental metastasis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Maternal melanoma with placental metastasis. / Ahmad, Shuhaila; Muhammad, Rohaizak; Phang, K. S.; Abdullah Mahdy, Zaleha.

In: Singapore Medical Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, 03.2008.

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