Cutaneous Melanoma with Tonsillar Metastasis: Treatment with Cryoablation
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Audrius Dulskas
Department of Abdominal and General Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Lithuania
Mantas Trakymas
Department of Radiology, National Cancer Institute, Lithuania
Jolita Gibavičienė
Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Lithuania
Vytautas Čepulis
Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Lithuania.
Agnė Čižauskaitė
Breast surgery Department, Oncology Chemotherapy Clinic, Klaipėda University Hospital, Lithuania
Narimantas Samalavičius
Department of Surgery, Klaipėda University Hospital, Lithuania
Published 2022-07-25
https://doi.org/10.15388/Amed.2021.29.1.5
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Keywords

Tonsil metastasis
odos melanoma
krioabliacija
tonzilektomija
radiologija

How to Cite

Dulskas A., Trakymas M., Gibavičienė J., Čepulis V., Čižauskaitė A. and Samalavičius N. (2022) “Cutaneous Melanoma with Tonsillar Metastasis: Treatment with Cryoablation”, Acta medica Lituanica, 29(1), pp. 118-123. doi: 10.15388/Amed.2021.29.1.5.

Abstract

Metastasis of cutaneous melanoma to the oral cavity is a rare condition. Male patient with cutaneous melanoma metastasis to right tonsil 2 years after radical skin lesion resection was treated with surgery: tonsillectomy and later resection of soft palate were performed. Two years later the patient was diagnosed with progressive disease to right tonsil and soft palate. Rapid inoperable relapse was detected six months later. The patient underwent two procedures of palliative cryoablation of the metastasis. Postoperative course was uneventful. Patient died 7 months later due to progression of the disease.
Cryoablation alone or together with surgery may be a relatively safe option for treatment of inoperable disease of head and neck tumours.

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