Abstract THE ERRATIC behavior of malignant melanoma has been discussed by many authors. Conley and Pack1 have stated "melanoma of the head and neck is a capricious disease." Malignant melanomas occurring in certain areas such as the soles of the feet, the palms of the hands, and the genitalia are known to have a poor prognosis. The same is true of melanomas occurring in the mucous membranes of the nose and paranasal sinuses. There are few documented instances of survival from this disease. Review of Literature Approximately 20% of the melanomas reported by Conley and Pack occurred in the head and neck while only 6.3% (eight patients) of these 175 melanomas occurred in the mucous membrane. Of these eight patients only one was free of the tumor after five years. This patient was treated with irradiation alone, and the primary lesion involved the tonsil.Mesara and Burton2 in 1968 References 1. Conley, J.J., and Pack, G.T.: Melanoma of the Head and Neck , Surg Gynec Obstet 116:15-28 ( (Jan) ) 1963. 2. Mesara, B.W., and Burton, W.D.: Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Upper Respiratory Tract , Cancer 21:217-225 ( (Feb) ) 1968.Crossref 3. Ravid, J.M., and Esteves, J.A.: Malignant Melanoma of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses and Juvenile Melanoma of the Nose , Arch Otolaryng 72:431-444 ( (Oct) ) 1960.Crossref 4. Moore, E.S., and Martin, H.: Melanoma of the Upper Respiratory Tract and Oral Cavity , Cancer 8:1167-1176 ( (Nov) -Dec) 1955.Crossref 5. Stewart, T.S.: Nasal Malignant Melanoma , J Laryng 65:560-574 ( (Aug) ) 1951.Crossref 6. Mason, M., and Friedmann, I.: Melanoma of the Nose and Ear , J Laryng 69:98-107 ( (Feb) ) 1955.Crossref 7. Kragh, L.V., and Erich, J.B.: Malignant Melanomas of the Head and Neck , Ann Surg 151:91-96 ( (Jan) ) 1960. 8. Lund, R.H., and Ihnen, M.: Malignant Melanoma , Surgery 38:652-659 ( (Oct) ) 1955. 9. Grace, C.C.: Malignant Melanoma of the Nasal Mucosa , Arch Otolaryng 46:195-210 ( (Aug) ) 1947.Crossref 10. Crone, R.P.: Malignant Amelanotic Melanomas of the Nasal Septum and Maxillary Sinus , Laryngoscope 76:1826-1833 ( (Nov) ) 1966.Crossref
Archives of Otolaryngology – American Medical Association
Published: Apr 1, 1969
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