Journal of Rhinology 2013;20(1):50-53.
Published online May 31, 2013.
Malignant Melanoma of the Sphenoid Sinus
Cheol Eon Park, Kun Hee Lee, Su Jin Kim, Seung Yup Shin
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Kyung Hee University, School of Medicine, Korea.
접형동에 발생한 악성 흑색종 1예
박철언, 이건희, 김수진, 신승엽
경희대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부 외과학 교실
Sinonasal malignant melanoma comprises 0.5% ~ 1.5% of all malignant melanomas. Malignant melanoma in the nasal cavity is relatively more predominant than in the paranasal sinus. The maxillary sinus is the most common sinus cavity affected by malignant melanoma, and the sphenoid sinus is a very rare site regardless of a primary or secondary origin. We encountered a patient with frequent epistaxis who was found to have malignant melanoma at the nasal septum and sphenoid sinus. She was treated successfully with endoscopic sinus surgery, and we report this case, along with the associated literature.
Key Words: Melanoma;Nasal Cavity;Sphenoid Sinus

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