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March 1970

Melanoma of the Epiglottis: A Case Treated by Supraglottic Laryngectomy

Author Affiliations

Tel Aviv, Israel
From the departments of otolaryngology (Drs. Shanon and Covo) and pathology (Dr. Loeventhal), Ichilov Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;91(3):304-305. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.00770040410020

Primary melanoma of the epiglottis is a rare lesion. This case appears to be the fourth one of epiglottic melanoma and the first one to be treated by supraglottic laryngectomy. During the fifth postoperative year signs of regional and systemic spread supervened and the patient died.

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