Neurotropic melanoma of the face invading the maxillary nerve.

  title={Neurotropic melanoma of the face invading the maxillary nerve.},
  author={Thomas F S C Warner and Charles N. Ford and Gholam Reza Hafez},
  journal={Journal of cutaneous pathology},
  volume={12 6},
Neurotropic melanoma is a variant of desmoplastic melanoma which, in addition to a spindle-cell vertical component and fibrosis, exhibits a fascicular growth pattern and invades cutaneous nerves. Here we describe a neurotropic melanoma which arose in a small lentigo maligna melanoma and invaded the maxillary nerve for a distance of 5 cm. Ultrastructural features were similar to those of previously described neurotropic melanomas and tumor fascicles contained S-100 protein and neuron-specific… CONTINUE READING