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Primary malignant melanoma of maxilla: report of a case with discussion.

Rani GS, Kumar TV, Kolasani B, Begum MR, Priya Srinivasan A - Case Rep Dent (2014)

Bottom Line: Primary oral malignant melanoma, very rare neoplasm of melanocytic origin, usually presents as a bluish black to tan-brown colored lesion Which is accounting for 0.2 to 8% of all melanomas, 1.6% of all head and neck malignancies, and 0.5% of all oral neoplasia.Here a case of oral malignant melanoma is presented, which was undetected during the first visit to a dental clinic.This paper is presented to reemphasize the fact that any pigmented lesion in the oral cavity should be viewed with suspicion and proper investigation (biopsy) should be carried out to rule out any untoward experiences later.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Meghna Institute of Dental Sciences, Varni Road, Mallaram, Nizamabad 503003, India.

ABSTRACT
Primary oral malignant melanoma, very rare neoplasm of melanocytic origin, usually presents as a bluish black to tan-brown colored lesion Which is accounting for 0.2 to 8% of all melanomas, 1.6% of all head and neck malignancies, and 0.5% of all oral neoplasia. In general, the prognosis of oral melanoma is poor and worse than that of cutaneous melanoma. Here a case of oral malignant melanoma is presented, which was undetected during the first visit to a dental clinic. When a simple oral surgical treatment was carried out in that region, it resulted in the appearance of a massive pigmented lesion which was histopathologically diagnosed as malignant melanoma. This paper is presented to reemphasize the fact that any pigmented lesion in the oral cavity should be viewed with suspicion and proper investigation (biopsy) should be carried out to rule out any untoward experiences later.

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Axial CT scan showing ill-defined enhancing soft tissue mass on anterior hard palate extending posteriorly up to the soft palate on right side.
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fig6: Axial CT scan showing ill-defined enhancing soft tissue mass on anterior hard palate extending posteriorly up to the soft palate on right side.

Mentions: CT revealed a soft tissue density mass in the maxillary alveolus, hard palate protruding into oral cavity measuring 5.4 to 3.2 cms (Figures 5 and 6). The mass is eroding the alveolus in the midline and eroding free molars. And also causing displacement of anterior teeth. Mass does not involve an sinuses. Contrast CT revealed lymphadenopathy of right axillary and few subcentimeter lymph nodes of the neck.


Primary malignant melanoma of maxilla: report of a case with discussion.

Rani GS, Kumar TV, Kolasani B, Begum MR, Priya Srinivasan A - Case Rep Dent (2014)

Axial CT scan showing ill-defined enhancing soft tissue mass on anterior hard palate extending posteriorly up to the soft palate on right side.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig6: Axial CT scan showing ill-defined enhancing soft tissue mass on anterior hard palate extending posteriorly up to the soft palate on right side.
Mentions: CT revealed a soft tissue density mass in the maxillary alveolus, hard palate protruding into oral cavity measuring 5.4 to 3.2 cms (Figures 5 and 6). The mass is eroding the alveolus in the midline and eroding free molars. And also causing displacement of anterior teeth. Mass does not involve an sinuses. Contrast CT revealed lymphadenopathy of right axillary and few subcentimeter lymph nodes of the neck.

Bottom Line: Primary oral malignant melanoma, very rare neoplasm of melanocytic origin, usually presents as a bluish black to tan-brown colored lesion Which is accounting for 0.2 to 8% of all melanomas, 1.6% of all head and neck malignancies, and 0.5% of all oral neoplasia.Here a case of oral malignant melanoma is presented, which was undetected during the first visit to a dental clinic.This paper is presented to reemphasize the fact that any pigmented lesion in the oral cavity should be viewed with suspicion and proper investigation (biopsy) should be carried out to rule out any untoward experiences later.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Meghna Institute of Dental Sciences, Varni Road, Mallaram, Nizamabad 503003, India.

ABSTRACT
Primary oral malignant melanoma, very rare neoplasm of melanocytic origin, usually presents as a bluish black to tan-brown colored lesion Which is accounting for 0.2 to 8% of all melanomas, 1.6% of all head and neck malignancies, and 0.5% of all oral neoplasia. In general, the prognosis of oral melanoma is poor and worse than that of cutaneous melanoma. Here a case of oral malignant melanoma is presented, which was undetected during the first visit to a dental clinic. When a simple oral surgical treatment was carried out in that region, it resulted in the appearance of a massive pigmented lesion which was histopathologically diagnosed as malignant melanoma. This paper is presented to reemphasize the fact that any pigmented lesion in the oral cavity should be viewed with suspicion and proper investigation (biopsy) should be carried out to rule out any untoward experiences later.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus