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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2016/5393404
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Abstract

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.