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January 1980

Spontaneous Regression of a Facial Malignant Melanoma

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(1):50-51. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790250052010

• We report a case of a head and neck melanoma fulfilling the criteria for spontaneous regression of the primary tumor. The melanoma originated within a pretragal nevus. Histological examination of the surgical specimen revealed regressive changes within the nevus but no demonstrable melanoma. This brings to a total of 14 the number of patients with documented regression of a primary melanoma.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:50-51, 1980)