Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 137–140 | Cite as

Primary Malignant Melanoma of Urethra—Our Experience with 2 cases

  • Gaurav Mohan SaliEmail author
  • Kannan R. Nair
  • M. R. Bindhu
  • Pooleri Ginil Kumar
  • Kalavampara V. Sanjeevan
  • Appu Thomas
Case Report


Malignant melanoma of genitourinary region is not a common entity. About 200 cases of genitourinary malignant melanoma are reported. It comprises less than 1% of penile malignant melanoma and 0.2% of female urethral malignant melanoma. Due to rarity of cases, there is no standard protocol for the treatment of genitourinary malignant melanoma. Radical surgical excision is the initial choice of treatment followed by adjuvant chemotherapy or immunotherapy. We are presenting a case of a 59-year-old man with malignant melanoma of the glans penis and urethra and a 64-year-old female with recurrent malignant melanoma of the urethra.

Case Summary

A 59-year-old man presented with growth over the glans penis with difficulty in micturition of 6-month duration. Local examination revealed a fungating growth from the ventral aspect of the glans penis extending up to the fossa navicularis. There were multiple bluish-black coloured macular lesions over glans along with blackish nodules...


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research CentreKochiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research CentreKochiIndia

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