Malignant melanoma of nose and para nasal sinuses: 2 case reports

Bhagat, S.; Varshney, S.; Singh, R.; Bist, S.S. and Gupta, N. (2010) Malignant melanoma of nose and para nasal sinuses: 2 case reports. Online Journal of Health andAllied Sciences, 8 (4). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Malignant melanoma is one of the rare and highly aggressive diseases of the sinonasal cavity. High index of suspicion is required for diagnosis as the patient usually presents with non specific signs and symptoms. In the natural course of the disease, higher rate of loco regional recurrences and distant metastasis are seen making the overall prognosis of disease very poor. In reviewing the various treatment modalities used in the past, surgical resection of the tumour with postoperative radiotherapy is preferred one. Advances in surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy don’t have any impact on improved survival, which remains poor in this disease. We report two cases of malignant melanoma, which were treated at our institute

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malignant Melanoma, Nose, Paranasal Sinuses, Signs and Symptoms, Tumor, Radiotherapy, Surgery, Chemotherapy
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Therapeutics > Radiotherapy
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Neoplasms > Nose Neoplasms
Health Occupations > Medicine > Specialties, Surgical > Surgery
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Nose Diseases > Nose Neoplasms
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases > Otorhinolaryngologic Neoplasms > Nose Neoplasms
Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Histologic Type > Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Nose Diseases > Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Histologic Type > Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases > Nose Diseases > Nose Neoplasms
Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Histologic Type > Nevi and Melanomas
ID Code:3545
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:16 September 2010

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