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Melanoma of the larynx.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3959698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary laryngeal melanomas (LM) are rare. In a review of all mucosal melanomas of the head and neck (MMHN) at Memorial Hospital from 1949 to 1983 we identified only three such cases. Review of the literature shows that LM usually involve the supraglottic larynx of elderly males. Although survival is as poor as for other MMHN, local recurrence is less frequent, even when primary therapy consists of more conservative surgical procedures than total laryngectomy.
V E Reuter; J M Woodruff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-01     Completed Date:  1986-05-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Laryngeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  mortality,  pathology
Larynx / pathology,  surgery
Melanoma / diagnosis*,  mortality,  pathology
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Sex Factors

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