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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 46, No. 1, 2009, pp. 67-70
Bioline Code: cn09013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2009, pp. 67-70

 en Mucosal malignant melanoma of the nasal cavity
Bothale, K.A.; Maimoon, S.A.; Patrikar, A.D. & Mahore, S.D.

Abstract

Mucosal malignant melanoma (MMM) of the nose is extremely rare. We report a case of MMM of the nasal cavity in a 60-year-old male patient presenting with a polypoidal mass in the right nasal cavity. It was increasing gradually and obstructing breathing. A biopsy of the lesion was done with a clinical suspicion of inverted papilloma/carcinoma. Microscopy revealed features suggestive of malignant melanoma with minimal melanin pigmentation. Subsequently wide local excision was done. Diagnosis of malignant melanoma was facilitated by histochemistry and immunohistochemistry.

Keywords
Mucosal malignant melanoma, nasal melanoma, sinonasal melanoma.

 
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