Clinical and Histological Features of Head and Neck Melanoma (head neck-mel)
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The worldwide incidence of cutaneous melanoma has been increasing for the last 30 years in western populations. Among all melanomas, those located on the head and neck are more frequent than expected regarding the surface of this anatomical area, occur in older subjects than melanomas at other sites and have a worse prognosis than melanomas at other sites. The question whether head and neck melanomas could be a distinct entity has been debated.
Condition or disease
Other: Data collection
Aim of the study was to compare clinical and histological characteristics between head and neck melanomas and melanomas at other sites.
Location of melanoma was classified in head and neck (scalp, forehead, temples, ears, neck, eyelids, nose, cheeks and area around mouse/chin) or other location (upper limb, lower limb, trunk, hand and foot).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with melanoma.
patients with melanoma
melanoma diagnosed between January 2004 and December 2011