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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48-51

Oral mucosal melanoma: An enigma to the clinician

1 Department of Oral Pathology, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Krishna Sireesha Sundaragiri
Department of Oral Pathology, RUHS College of Dental Sciences (Government Dental College), Jaipur - 302 016, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JHNP.JHNP_1_18

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Oral mucosal melanoma is a rare oral malignancy with well defined clinical presentation of a pigmented brown macular to nodular lesion. The careful histopathological examination along with immunohistochemistry of the biopsy specimen was helpful in identification of this noxious lesion. A clear distinction between management and prognosis of benign gingival lesions and rarer lesions exists. Thus every general dental practitioner should advocate a mandatory histopathological examination of the each and every gingival growth. We present a unique case of oral mucosal melanoma masquerading as a benign gingival growth without any clinical presence of pigmentation in a 58-year-old male patient.

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