The study of melanoma presents one of the most interesting topics in oncology. The peculiar and obscure origin of the growth and the eccentric clinical course offer a field of debate of equal interest to pathologist and clinician.
Melanoma is a malignant tumor which rarely occurs in the nasal cavity. In the English literature I could find the record of but 12 cases. Wilkinson1 reported a case in the English Journal of Laryngology and Otology in 1912. He found in his research 9 other reports, of a similar nature, collected by Cozzolino2 in 1904. In some of these early cases the absence of detailed description of the histologic observations makes it doubtful whether the condition was really melanoma. A second case was reported in the Journal of Laryngology and Otology in October 1930, by E. G. Collins.3 The 2 cases which I have to present bring the number of those