Malignant Melanoma – What is the Real Risk?

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Obaid Ullah


Malignant melanoma is a common tumour of the white races. These tumours in the head and neck region constitute only about 1% of all the melanomas encountered. Its incidence is extremely low in the coloured population where it almost exclusively involves the sole and palm regions of the body. However, we have seen six patients with advanced malignant melanoma of the head and neck in the past six months (February to July 1995). Histories of the patients follow. In view of the universally bad prognosis of the disease, a brief review of literature is presented along with the current recommended management.



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Ullah O. Malignant Melanoma – What is the Real Risk?. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 28 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];9(1). Available from:
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