Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 2

Malignant Melanoma of Hard Palate: A Case Report

Meenakshi Shankar1, Charanjeet Ahluwalia2* and Neha Kawatra Madan3

1Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, India
2Professor, Department of Pathology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, India
3Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author: Charanjeet Ahluwalia, Professor, Department of Pathology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, India.

Received: January 09, 2020; Published: January 30, 2020

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Abstract

  Malignant melanoma (MM) of oral cavity is a rare tumor. Primary oral MM represents about 0.2-8% of all melanomas [1]. Intra orally, hard palate and maxillary gingiva are the most common involved sites. Here, we are reporting a case of malignant melanoma of hard palate, due to its rarity, aggressive clinical course and poor prognosis. This case highlights the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion for early detection and diagnosis for any pigmented lesion of the oral cavity.

Keywords: Malignant Melanoma; Hard Palate

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Citation

Citation: Charanjeet Ahluwalia., et al. “Malignant Melanoma of Hard Palate: A Case Report”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.2 (2020): 126-128.



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