Radiation Medicine

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 305–308 | Cite as

Malignant mucosal melanoma of the eustachian tube

  • Hiroko Tanaka
  • Atsushi Kohno
  • Naoya Gomi
  • Kiyoshi Matsueda
  • Hiroki Mitani
  • Kazuyoshi Kawabata
  • Noriko Yamamoto
Case Report

Abstract

Malignant mucosal melanoma is a rare condition. Although the head and neck region is the most common site for mucosal melanoma, a melanoma arising in the eustachian tube is rare. Here we present a case of mucosal melanoma arising in the right eustachian tube.

Key words

Malignant melanoma Eustachian tube Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Japan Radiological Society 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroko Tanaka
    • 1
  • Atsushi Kohno
    • 1
  • Naoya Gomi
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Matsueda
    • 1
  • Hiroki Mitani
    • 2
  • Kazuyoshi Kawabata
    • 2
  • Noriko Yamamoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingCancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation of Cancer ResearchTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Division of Head NeckCancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation of Cancer ResearchTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of PathologyCancer Institute, Japanese Foundation of Cancer ResearchTokyoJapan

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