Malignant melanoma of the nasal cavity.


Malignant melanomas of the sinonasal mucosa are very uncommon, presenting frequently in advanced stages with usually a fatal course. Diagnosis becomes more difficult if it is amelanotic variety. Radical surgery is constrained because of increased morbidity & cosmesis, moreover radiotherapy and chemotherapy have little role if any to play. A case of 60 years old male who presented with nasal mass and epistaxis finally diagnosed as melanoma on histolopathology. Some other important aspects of this rare tumor are discussed here.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02974357

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@article{Maheshwari2004MalignantMO, title={Malignant melanoma of the nasal cavity.}, author={Veena Maheshwari and Ayushi Jindal and Muhammad. Ashraf and S. C. Sharma}, journal={Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India}, year={2004}, volume={56 3}, pages={223-4} }