DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20162007

Primary malignant melanoma of the nose: an unusual presentation

Yashita Gupta, Mohd. Jafar Memon, Renuka Gahine

Abstract


Mucosal malignant melanoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses is a rare entity. It is an unusual cause of nasal obstruction and epistaxis seen especially in elderly. We report the case of a primary nasal malignant melanoma in a 32 year old woman who presented with the history of epistaxis for 1 month. In our knowledge, this is the first case of primary nasal malignant melanoma to be reported in this age group.


Keywords


Mucosal malignant melanoma, Elderly, Age

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