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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 76-79

Primary Oral Malignant Melanoma


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Modern Dental College and Research Center, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Modern Dental College and Research Center Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Modern Dental College and Research Center, Indore Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Panjab V Wanjari
Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Modern Dental College and Research Center, Gandhi Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh-453112
India
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DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1098

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Malignant melanoma (MM) is a malignant neoplasm of epidermal melanocytes. Primary malignant melanoma (PMM) is rarely found in the oral cavity. It is estimated at between 0.2 and 8% of all melanomas and approximately four times more frequently in the oral mucosa of the upper jaw, usually on the palate and anterior gingiva. It is more prevalent in the older population having 50 to 80 years of age. Males are more commonly affected than females. Some rare cases of involvement of lip, mandibular gingiva and buccal mucosa were also reported previously. Here, we are reporting a rare case of MM in the oral cavity of 60-year-old male patient involving mandibular gingiva.


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