Primary Oral Malignant Melanoma

Dolly Prashant, Pratima Kujur, Nidhi Sharma, Viplav Prashant
2013 Journal of Case Reports  
Primary oral melanoma is a rare neoplasm of melanocytic origin, accounting for 0.5% of all oral malignancies. The "chameleonic" presentation of a mainly asymptomatic condition, rarity of this lesion, poor prognosis and the necessity of a highly specialized treatment are factors that should be seriously considered. Here is a case of primary oral malignant melanoma in a 57 years old male and its diagnosis by scrape cytology followed by its confirmation on histopathology and immunohistochemistry.
more » ... unohistochemistry. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) Conflict of interest: None declared | Source of funding: Nil | DOI: http://dx.
doi:10.17659/01.2013.0064 fatcat:mxrxrmjq4rftfcikhplrzie5x4