Melanoma of the Oral Cavity: About Two Cases and Review of Literature

F. Elomrani, H. Mouzount, I. Ouziane, R. Khmamouch, S. lkhoyali, A. Boukir, M. ElKabous, S. Boutayeb, H. Mrabti, B. Elkhannoussi, H. Errihani
2013 International journal of clinical medicine  
Mucosal malignant melanoma of the oral cavity is an extremely rare condition. It has a poor prognosis. Here we report two typical cases of malignant melanoma. In the first case, 64 years old man developed an exophytic tumor in the hard palate. Head and neck and chest computerized tomography scan showed a large aggressive tumor of the hard palate. The patient also had multiple lung metastases and a cervical lymph node. The second case is a 73 years old woman presenting a burgeoning mass on the
more » ... oning mass on the right palate. Facial CT reveals a malignant tumor lateralized in the right palate with ipsilateral metastatic lymph nodes. Histological with immunohistochemical studies assigned both cases to a malignant melanoma. Due to the rarity of oral malignant melanomas, case reports are a necessary source of information.
doi:10.4236/ijcm.2013.44033 fatcat:wegja2z2jjcrlfseqgwfdrwysi