Tonsilar metastases of melanoma in an older person

Age Ageing. 2013 Jul;42(4):545-6. doi: 10.1093/ageing/aft035. Epub 2013 Mar 19.

Abstract

We presented a rare case of metastasis of melanoma in palatine tonsils alerting healthcare professionals to this diagnose in black oral lesions.

Keywords: melanoma; neoplasm metastasis; older people; tonsil.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Biopsy
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / secondary*
  • Melanoma / surgery
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery
  • Tonsillar Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Tonsillar Neoplasms / surgery