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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P039 PNL2 Melanocytic Marker in Immunohistochemical Evaluation of Primary Malignant Mucosal Melanoma of the Head and Neck

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):872-873. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.872-c

New York University School of Medicine, New York;

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Objective: Histologic diagnosis of mucosal melanoma of the head and neck can be difficult, requiring immunohistochemical stains. Our objective was to report staining characteristics of several antibodies, including a novel marker, PNL2, which has not been examined in mucosal melanoma.

Design: Pathologic specimens of primary mucosal melanomas of the head and neck were obtained, and immunohistochemical staining with 4 antibodies was performed.

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