Primary malignant mucosal melanoma of the larynx: A case report and literature review

Authors

  • S Shrestha Khadka BP Koirala Memorial Cancer hospital, Chitwan, Nepal.
  • MC Lee BP Koirala Memorial Cancer hospital, Chitwan, Nepal.
  • AB Karki BP Koirala Memorial Cancer hospital, Chitwan, Nepal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v5i10.15645

Keywords:

Larynx, Mucosal melanoma, Immunohistochemistry, Head and neck.

Abstract

Malignant mucosal melanoma is very rare entity. It comprises about 1% of all malignant melanoma and exhibit more aggressive behaviour than that of skin melanomas. Mucosal melanoma arises mainly from the mucous membranes of head and neck, the female genital organs or the anorectal and the urinary tracts.  Laryngeal malignant melanoma constitutes 3.8% to 7.4% of all cases of malignant mucosal melanoma of head and neck. In this article we report a case of primary malignant mucosal melanoma of larynx in 27 years old male who was treated with radical surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy in BPKM Cancer Hospital, Chitwan.

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Author Biographies

S Shrestha Khadka, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer hospital, Chitwan, Nepal.

Pathology

MC Lee, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer hospital, Chitwan, Nepal.

Pathology

AB Karki, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer hospital, Chitwan, Nepal.

Oncosurgery

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Published

2015-09-14

How to Cite

Khadka, S. S., Lee, M., & Karki, A. (2015). Primary malignant mucosal melanoma of the larynx: A case report and literature review. Journal of Pathology of Nepal, 5(10), 872–874. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v5i10.15645

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Case Reports