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Melanoma of the Head and Neck

Au, Alexander MD; Ariyan, Stephan MD, MBA

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: March 2011 - Volume 22 - Issue 2 - p 421-429
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318207f28b
Original Articles

This article represents a comprehensive review of melanoma of the head and neck. Upon completion of the article, the reader should have an understanding of the differential diagnoses, biopsy techniques, classification, staging, treatment modalities, and reconstructive options for melanoma of the head and neck.

From Yale Melanoma Unit, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Received June 16, 2010.

Accepted for publication September 19, 2010.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Stephan Ariyan, MD, 60 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2011 Mutaz B. Habal, MD