Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2006 Jul 2;65(3):751-9. Epub 2006 May 2.
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy.
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Am J Clin Oncol 2010 Jun;33(3):281-5
Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065, USA.
Objectives: To present our single-institution experience with postoperative radiotherapy for mucosal melanoma of the head and neck.
Methods: Between 1992 and 2007, 27 patients with mucosal melanoma of the head and neck underwent surgical resection followed by postoperative radiotherapy. Median age was 68 years (range: 45-89 years). Read More
Cancer 2005 Jan;103(2):313-9
Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif, France.
Background: Primary head and neck mucosal melanoma (HNMM) has a poor prognosis with a low local control rate and frequent distant metastases. The objective of the current study was to determine the impact of postoperative radiotherapy on local control and survival.
Methods: One hundred forty-two patients with primary HNMM treated between 1979 and 1997 were reviewed. Read More
Am J Clin Oncol 2005 Dec;28(6):626-30
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA.
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to discuss the optimal treatment and outcomes for head and neck mucosal melanoma.
Methods: Review the pertinent literature.
Results: Head and neck mucosal melanoma is a rare entity comprising less than 1% for all Western melanomas. Read More
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2004 Jun;59(2):495-500
Northern Japanese Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Department of Radiology, Yamagata City Hospital, Yamagata, Japan.
Purpose: A multi-institutional retrospective study was performed in northern Japan to analyze the outcome of external radiotherapy as the definitive treatment modality for localized mucosal melanoma of the head and neck.
Patients And Methods: Thirty-one patients with localized mucosal melanoma of the head and neck treated by external radiotherapy at nine institutions of the Northern Japan Radiation Therapy Oncology Group between 1980 and 1999 were enrolled in this study. Radiotherapy alone was performed in 21 patients, and the remaining 10 patients received postoperative radiotherapy for gross residual tumors. Read More