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Spontaneous regression of metastatic malignant melanoma of the parotid gland and neck lymph nodes: a case report and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11824888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case history of a patient with complete spontaneous regression of metastatic cutaneous melanoma with parotid and neck lymph node metastases. Complete spontaneous regression of metastatic melanoma is very rare, with an estimated incidence of 0.22%-0.27%. We review the literature on this subject. Elucidation of the process of spontaneous regression may offer the possibility of improved methods of treating and preventing cancer.
Authors:
M King; D Spooner; D C Rowlands
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0936-6555     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol)     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-04     Completed Date:  2002-07-12     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002902     Medline TA:  Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  466-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Queen Elizabeth Centre for the Treatment of Cancer, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Incidence
Lymph Nodes / pathology
Lymphatic Metastasis
Male
Melanoma / physiopathology*,  radiography,  secondary
Middle Aged
Neck
Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous / physiopathology*
Parotid Neoplasms / pathology,  physiopathology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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