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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 115-118

Malignant melanoma maxilla

Department of Radiation Oncology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

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Seema Devi
Department of Radiation Oncology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Patna, Bihar
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.168216

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A malignant melanoma is a highly lethal melanocytic neoplasm. A neoplasm usually affects the skin. Malignant melanomas in the head and neck region are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all melanomas. Malignant melanoma of the nose and paranasal sinuses is an aggressive disease typically presenting at an advanced stage, with a 5-year survival rate ranging 20-30%. Melanomas are tumors arising from melanocytes, which are neuroectodermally derived cells located in the basal layers of the skin. This is a case report of a 35-year-old male, who presented with very aggressive disease and developed liver metastasis.

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