ecancermedicalscience

Case Report

Exceptional response to oral metronomic chemotherapy in a rare case of sinonasal mucosal melanoma

14 Sep 2021
Anukul Karn, Satvik Khaddar, Amit Agrawal, Akhil Kapoor

Sinonasal mucosal melanoma is a rare malignancy with limited treatment options and a poor prognosis. They are usually diagnosed at an advanced stage owing to their late and nonspecific clinical presentation. Here we present a case of relapsed refractory unresectable malignant melanoma involving the right nasal cavity managed with Oral Metronomic Chemotherapy (OMCT). A 75-year-old male patient was diagnosed with unresectable malignant melanoma involving the right nasal cavity and showed radiological progression after initial management with four cycles of Dacarbazine. He was then shifted to OMCT (Cyclophosphamide, Celecoxib and Tamoxifen), as immunotherapy could not be given due to financial constraints, on which he showed approximately 40% reduction in tumour size after 6 months. This result can have important clinical implications in resource constrained settings, where the use of immunotherapy is limited by great financial burden.

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