Craniofacial resection for malignant melanoma of the skull base: Report of an International Collaborative Study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cranial Fossa, Anterior
  • Facial Bones
  • Melanoma
  • Skull Base Neoplasms

abstract

  • Craniofacial resection in patients with malignant melanoma of the skull base has mortality (6%) and complication rates (26%) comparable to other malignant tumors of the skull base. However, malignant melanoma is associated with a much poorer OS, DSS, and RFS. Adjuvant PORT correlated with improved 3-year OS, DSS, and RFS on multivariate analysis. These factors must be taken into account when considering craniofacial resection in a patient with malignant melanoma invading the skull base.

publication date

  • January 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archotol.132.1.73

PubMed ID

  • 16415433

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 73

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 132

number

  • 1