Rising incidence of head and neck mucosal melanoma in Australia

Youssef, D., Vasani, S., Marquess, J. and Cervin, A. (2016) Rising incidence of head and neck mucosal melanoma in Australia. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 1-4. doi:10.1017/S0022215116009385

Author Youssef, D.
Vasani, S.
Marquess, J.
Cervin, A.
Title Rising incidence of head and neck mucosal melanoma in Australia
Journal name Journal of Laryngology and Otology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1748-5460
Publication date 2016-12-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0022215116009385
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To establish Australian population-based incidence trends for mucosal melanoma of the head and neck.

Methods: Cases between 1985 and 2009 were identified in the Australian Cancer Database. Age-standardised incidence trends were established, including subgroup stratification by sex and site.

Results: A continuously progressive increase in incidence was evident in the 353 cases identified over the 25-year study period. This was particularly evident in sinonasal mucosal melanoma in men, despite the overall incidence remaining higher in women.

Conclusion: There is such paucity in published global incidence trends of head and neck mucosal melanoma. Comparisons of incidence patterns between countries can provide insight into aetiological factors of this rare disease.
Keyword Australia
Malignant melanoma
Nasal mucosa
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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