Metastatic Malignant Melanoma of Parotid Gland with a Regressed Primary Tumor


Kilickaya M. M. , Aynali G., Ceyhan A. M. , Ciris M.

CASE REPORTS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2016/5393404
  • Dergi Adı: CASE REPORTS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Özet

Malignant melanoma of the parotid gland is often metastatic and mainly originates from malignant melanomas in the head and neck. Nevertheless, some malignant melanomas may metastasize and subsequently regress. Therefore, it may not be possible to observe a metastatic malignant melanoma and its primary melanoma simultaneously. The investigation of a patient's old photographs may help in the detection of preexisting and regressed pigmented lesions in the facial and neck regions.