Which age groups have the highest prevalence of head and neck mucosal melanomas?

Updated: May 07, 2020
  • Author: Neeraj N Mathur, MBBS, MS, DNB(ENT), MNAMS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Mucosal melanoma of the head and neck region has a peak incidence in patients aged 60-80 years. Only about 4 cases have been reported in children. A few authors have reported a slight male predominance, but among the few long-term survivors, no sex predilection is noted.

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