Prague Med. Rep. 2021, 122, 222-227

Oral Malignant Melanoma: A Case Report

Suman Sen1, Sheuli Sen2, M. Geetha Kumari3, Sufia Khan3, Subhasini Singh3

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Haldia, West Bengal, India
2Department of Pediatric Nursing, Sumandeep Nursing College, Sumandeep University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
3Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Received June 30, 2020
Accepted August 3, 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.


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