Oral Malignant Melanoma

Suman Sen, Sheuli Sen, M. Geetha Kumari, Sufia Khan, Subhasini Singh

Oral Malignant Melanoma

Číslo: 3/2021
Periodikum: Prague Medical Report
DOI: 10.14712/23362936.2021.20

Klíčová slova: Malignant melanoma, Palate, Pigmentation, Melanocytes.

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Anotace: 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.