Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Research 2017. 4(4):457-460.

Primary mucosal melanoma: A case report
Fereshteh Baghai, Sedigheh Rahrotaban, Ata Garajei, Fatemeh Pirzadeh, Samira Derakhshan

Abstract


Malignant melanoma is an aggressive malignancy of melanocytes affecting both skin and mucosa. Primary oral melanoma occurs 0.2-8% of all melanomas and accounts for 0.5% of all oral malignancies.
Oral mucosal melanoma is different from cutaneous melanoma because of different etiology, genetic alteration and prognosis. We present a case of primary mucosal melanoma in a 33 years old man with the previous report of peripheral giant cell granuloma in the same site. The
patient died less than one year because of numerous distant metastases. We suggest early diagnosis of oral melanoma can improve survival rate of the patients such as other primary oral malignancy.


Keywords


Mucosal Melanoma; Oral; Primary Malignancy.

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