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

Tonsilar metastases of melanoma in an older person.

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Opthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, Distrito de Rubião Junior s/n, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.

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

PMID:
23512617
DOI:
10.1093/ageing/aft035
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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