Mucosal malignant melanoma of nasal cavity presenting in a young male

Authors

  • Ankur Mukherjee Junior Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, N.R.S Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata
  • Md Abdur Rashid Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, N.R.S Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata
  • Sirshak Dutta Junior Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, N.R.S Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata,
  • Mainak Dutta Junior Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, N.R.S Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata,
  • Jayanta Saha RMO cum Clinical Tutor, Department of Otolaryngology, N.R.S Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata
  • M Indranil Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata,
  • Ramanuj Sinha Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v17i1.7632

Keywords:

Mucosa, Melanoma, Nose

Abstract

Introduction: Mucosal malignant melanoma (MMM) in nose is a rare tumour with an incidence of only 0.67% of all malignant melanomas. It presents more commonly in older age from 5th to 8th decades. Curiously though, in our case, the melanoma presented in a young male with symptoms like a polyp.

Case presentation: A 36-year-old male East Indian farmer presented with occasional bleeding from left nasal cavity with nasal obstruction for the last one year with a painless greyish fleshy mass in the left nasal cavity from the past two months. It was initially misdiagnosed as antrochoanal polyp. Endoscopic excision biopsy revealed malignant melanoma. A radical repeat surgical approach was undertaken followed by radiotherapy. Patient is symptom free 6 months following radiotherapy.

Conclusion: A high degree of suspicion is necessary to diagnose a malignant melanoma in nasal cavity. It needs a radical curative approach if there is no distant metastasis.

Key Words: Mucosa; Melanoma; Nose.

DOI: 10.3329/bjo.v17i1.7632

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol 2011; 17(1): 68-71

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Mukherjee, A., Rashid, M. A., Dutta, S., Dutta, M., Saha, J., Indranil, M., & Sinha, R. (2011). Mucosal malignant melanoma of nasal cavity presenting in a young male. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 17(1), 68–71. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v17i1.7632

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