Malignant melanoma is most commonly associated with cutaneous malignancies of sun-exposed skin, but melanoma also occurs in the mucosal surfaces of the head and neck. The symptoms of intranasal melanoma are most often associated with benign conditions that patients often ignore during the early course of the disease. Benign symptoms that persist require thorough evaluation to exclude neoplastic disease in which timely diagnosis and early treatment offers the best prognosis.
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