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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 458-461

Oral malignant melanoma: A rare case report and review


1 Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PMNM Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
2 Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PMNM Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Mangala Rakaraddi
Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PMNM Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1197

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Primary malignant melanoma is only rarely found in oral cavity (estimated between 0.2 and 8-0% of all melanomas) and occurs approximately four times more frequently in oral mucosa of the upper jaw, usually on the palate, alveolar gingiva and melanoma of mandibular gingiva is extremely rare. The peak age of diagnosis of melanoma is between 55 and 65 years. A biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis. Here, we present a rare case of malignant melanoma of mandibular gingiva in a 64-year-old female patient which is confirmed by histopathology.


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