Cervix
Sarcoma / lymphoma / other
Melanoma

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 April 2017, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: Melanoma cervix [title]

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Definition / general
Case reports
Gross description
  • Gray blue black nodule
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Often small cell and spindle cell variants
  • Junctional activity present in < 50%, variable melanin pigment
  • Stromal infiltration by malignant cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Small cell variant (common in vagina)

Epithelioid cells

Prominent junctional activity

Cytology description
Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
  • Metastatic melanoma: usually from vulva or vagina, no junctional change in cervix