Home contents
2016
   N# 1 |
2015
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2014
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2013
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2012
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2011
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2010
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2009
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2008
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2007
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2006
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2005
   N# | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2004
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2003
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2002
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2001
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
2000
   N# | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
1999
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
1998
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 5 |
1997
   N# 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
1996
   N# 4 | 5 |

Click on the number of the review to see the content
Teaching bulletin CME
List of all teaching bulletins CME.
Editor reading committee
Editor reading committee.
To publish...
Instructions for authors
Archives Press and Books
Select of books and press articles.
Mailing list
News information letter.
Subscription prices


If you wish to adjust the size of the displayed characters, click in the high menu on "Your account" and choose the desired size.



  Contents > Previous page > Article detail print Order
o Issue N# 5 - 2011 o

CANCER

Metastatic melanoma to the oropharynx


Authors : Kim S, Morinière S, Beutter P, Samimi M, Rousselot C, Bakhos D. (Tours)

Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2011;132,5:237-239.

Article published in french
Downloadable PDF document french



Summary : Introduction: Metastatic mucosal melanoma to the oropharyngeal area is extremely rare. Only 0.6% to 3% of patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma will have metas­ta­ses to the mucosa of the upper aerodigestive tract. Case report: A 60-year-old woman presented with a past history of dorsal melanoma and metastatic inguinal node was referred to our department for odynophagia. Physical examination revea­led a mass of the right tonsil. A cervico-facial computed tomo­graphy, a magnetic resonance imagery and PET-scanner were performed and showed the tumefaction located at the right tonsil. Biopsy was performed under general anesthesia. The histological examination revealed a metastatic melanoma. After discussion a palliative treatment with chemotherapy was begun. The patient died of disseminated disease 2 months after the beginning of the chemotherapy, only 4 months after the initial diagnosis. Discussion/Conclusion: The case presenta­tion indi­ca­tes that careful examination of the head and neck should be part of the routine follow-up examination in all melanoma patients. The discovery of mucosal metastasis in head and neck indicated widespread dissemination and a poor prognosis.

Price : 5.50 €      order
|


Subscribe online - Pay by credit card!


© Copyright 1999-2017 - Revue de Laryngologie   Réalisation - Hébergement ELIDEE