Adjuvant Radiotherapy for an Elderly Patient Affected by Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Vagina: A Case Report and Review of the LiteratureAlba Fiorentino*, Costanza Chiumento, Rocchina Caivano, Mariella Cozzolino and Vincenzo Fusco
Radiation Oncology Department, IRCCS-CROB, 85028, via S. Pio 1, Rionero in Vulture (PZ), Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Fiorentino Alba
Department of Radiation Oncology, IRCCS-CROB
via S. Pio 1, 85028, Rionero in Vulture (PZ) Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 15, 2013; Accepted date: May 09, 2013; Published date: May 12, 2013
Citation: Fiorentino A, Chiumento C, Caivano R, Cozzolino M, Fusco V (2013) Adjuvant Radiotherapy for an Elderly Patient Affected by Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Vagina: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Nucl Med Radiat Ther S6:014 doi:10.4172/2155-9619.S6-014
Copyright: © 2013 Fiorentino A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The melanoma of the vagina accounts for 5% of all vaginal cancers and for 0.3-0.8% of all malignant melanomas. Due to its rarity, there are not evidence or recommendation to treat this tumor. We reported a case of vaginal malignant melanoma (VMM) in an older patient treated with palliative surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy.