Malignant melanoma of the head and neck: a multi-institutional retrospective analysis of cases in northern Japan.

@article{Shiga2012MalignantMO,
  title={Malignant melanoma of the head and neck: a multi-institutional retrospective analysis of cases in northern Japan.},
  author={Kiyoto Shiga and Takenori Ogawa and Toshimitsu Kobayashi and Seigo Ueda and Atsushi Kondo and Atsushi Nanba and Shigeru Kuwashima and Yukinori Asada and Seigo Suzuki and Tatsumi Nagahashi and Masafumi Takahashi and Masahiro Suzuki and Akihiro Ishida and Kenichi Watanabe and Yasuaki Harabuchi and Tetsuo Himi and Hideichi Sinkawa and Hiroaki Sato and Shigeru Saijo and Satoshi Fukuda and Katsuhiko Tanaka and Kazuo Ishikawa and Koichi Omori and Masaru Aoyagi and Sho Hashimoto},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={1537-41}
}
BACKGROUND Mucosal melanoma of the head and neck is rare and is associated with a poor prognoses because of locoregional failure and distant metastasis. The aim of our study was to review the characteristics of these patients in northern Japan and to analyze their outcomes. METHODS The medical records of 94 patients who had been provided initial treatment in 12 institutes from 1998 to 2007 were reviewed. RESULTS When the 5-year overall survival rates of patients were evaluated, we found… CONTINUE READING
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