Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 14–15 | Cite as

Amelanotic Melanoma of the nose

  • A. K. Kakkar
  • K. C. Misra
  • B. Ranjan
Case Reports


A rare case of Amelanotic Melanoma of the nose is presented with a brief review of literature and discussion.

Malignant melanoma arising from the mucosa of the nose and paranasal sinuses are relatively rare. Malignant melanoma may is histologically mimic many type of tumours and thus a correct diagnosis is often delayed. This is especially true when the tumor appears to lack pigment and special stains are required to reveal the true nature of the pigment and confirm the diagnosis.

Holdcraft and Gallagher (1968) reported that about 31 percent of melanomas arising from mucosal surface are without pigment.


Melanoma Nasal Cavity Transitional Cell Carcinoma Nasal Septum Nasal Bone 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Kakkar
    • 1
  • K. C. Misra
    • 1
  • B. Ranjan
    • 1
  1. 1.Army Hospital Delhi CanttIndia

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