Malignant Melanoma of Nose and Paranasal Sinuses: 2 Case Reports

Bhagat, S and Varshney, S and Singh, R and Bist, SS and Gupta, N (2010) Malignant Melanoma of Nose and Paranasal Sinuses: 2 Case Reports. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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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.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Malignant Melanoma, Nose, Paranasal sinuses
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:6985
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:13 Sep 2010 03:53
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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