December 25, 2018
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.