Volume 2, Issue 4

Pages 186–9

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Case Report: Primary Mucosal Melanoma. An Extremely Rare Case in the Private Dental Practice

Roman V. Feloniuka more
a Roman V. Feloniuk

DDS; Private Dental Practice; Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Khmelnytskyi Regional Hospital (place of work at moment of article preparing), Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine. Corresponding author. Private Dental Practice “Feloniuk Clinic”, 11-E Zarichanska Street, Khmelnytskyi 29000, Ukraine. Phone: +380983342668. E-mail: feloniuk.clinic@gmail.com

December 25, 2018

DOI: 10.23999/j.dtomp.2018.4.7.

J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2018;2:186–9.

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Feloniuk RV. Case report: primary mucosal melanoma. An extremely rare case in the private dental practice. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2018;2(4):186−9.


Mucosal melanoma (synonyms: oral melanoma, oral mucosal melanoma, and oral malignant melanoma) of the head and neck is a very rare and aggressive malignancy with a very poor prognosis. A 56-year-old white gentleman was referred to the private dental clinic with a darkly pigmented lesion on upper alveolar ridge, upper lip mucosa, and hard palate. That paper describes: differential diagnostics, classification of oral melanomas that differs from cutaneous melanomas, tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging of the oral mucosal melanoma, and treatment options.