Ovarian malignant melanoma presenting with hypercalcemia and bone marrow infiltration: a case report and review of the literature
Muhammet Ali Kaplan 1 * , Mehmet Küçüköner, Ali İnal, Abdurrahman Işıkdoğan, Zuhat Urakçı
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1 Dicle University, Department of Medical Oncology, Diyarbakır, Turkey * Corresponding Author


Malignant melanoma originating from the ovary is a very rare condition. Bone marrow involvement and hypercalcemia is observed at a very low rate in malignant melanoma cases (5-7 and 1.1-11.9%, respectively). In this paper, we present very rare condition as a 67-year-old female patient with malignant melanoma of ovary origin accompanied by bone marrow infiltration and hypercalcemia.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 1, 96-98


Publication date: 13 Mar 2012

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