Amelanotic malignant melanoma of the cervical oesophagus

Balakrishnan, R and Bhandarkar, Ajay M and Venkitachalam, Shruti and Trivedi, Shivangi (2014) Amelanotic malignant melanoma of the cervical oesophagus. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-5.

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We report the case of a young woman who presented with progressive dysphagia and swelling in the anterior aspect of the neck of short duration. On evaluation, she was diagnosed with amelanotic malignant melanoma of the cervical oesophagus. She underwent total laryngopharyngo-oesophagectomy with gastric transposition with bilateral modified radical neck dissection with feeding jejunostomy and a permanent tracheostomy with postoperative combined chemoradiation therapy. However, in spite of aggressive treatment, the patient expired 8 months after initial presentation with distant metastasis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 11:24
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 11:24

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