Oral Malignant Melanoma: A Case Report
Suman Sen, Sheuli Sen, M. Geetha Kumari, Sufia Khan, Subhasini Singh
announced: 01. 10. 2021
Melanoma is a malignant neoplasm of the epidermal melanocytes. Awareness and early recognition of pigmented lesion inside oral cavity helps in initial diagnosis and further investigation and treatment. Oral malignant melanoma is a rare aggressive neoplasm commonly seen among middle age. The diagnosis of melanoma initiates from the pre-existing pigmented lesions. The poor prognosis of oral melanomas requires that pigmented lesions of undetermined origin be routinely biopsied. A case of malignant melanoma of hard palate with its clinical, radiological and histopathological presentation along with brief review is presented. Prognosis of these lesion is poor with survival rate of 5 years.
keywords: malignant melanoma; palate; pigmentation; melanocytes
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