Malignant melanoma metastatic to the larynx: treatment and functional outcome

B.G. Lanson, N. Sanfilippo, B. Wang, D. Grew, M.D. DeLacure


The review considers management strategies for malignant melanoma metastatic to the larynx. This rare clinical entity lacks clear treatment recommenda­tions because extirpative surgery can often result in severe functional debilitation in patients with limited life expectancy. Here, we report a case of melanoma metastatic to the larynx in a patient with a prior his­tory of Hodgkin lymphoma. The patient was treated with partial laryngectomy and local radiation therapy. The rationale for treatment decisions and for surgical and radiotherapeutic techniques and the associated literature are discussed.

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