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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(4), 103-105
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-4-8
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Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Oral Mucosa: Report of an Unusual Case

Btissaam. Belhoucha1, , Zahra Essaadi2, Othmane Benhommad1, Youssef. Rochdi1, Hassan. Nouri1, lahcen. Aderdour1, M Khouchani2 and Abdelaziz. Raji1

1Department of ENT, CHU Med VI, Marrakech 2360, Morocco

2Department of Oncology and radiotherapy, CHU Med VI, Marrakech, Morocco

Pub. Date: August 21, 2014

Cite this paper:
Btissaam. Belhoucha, Zahra Essaadi, Othmane Benhommad, Youssef. Rochdi, Hassan. Nouri, lahcen. Aderdour, M Khouchani and Abdelaziz. Raji. Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Oral Mucosa: Report of an Unusual Case. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(4):103-105. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-4-8


Primary oral malignant melanoma is an extremely rare tumor, representing 0.2% to 8% of all melanomas; accounting for 0.5% of all oral malignancies The prognosis for a patient with oral melanoma is dismal, with a 5-year survival rate of 5% to 20%. A case is reported of a malignant melanoma in the mouth of a 81 year old male. The patient had a history of a continuously growing exophytic hyperplastic mass of a dark color. Histological examination revealed a melanin-producing tumour. Surgery was not offered to our elderly and medically compromised patient. Instead he received radiation therapy as the primary treatment and immunotherapy as the adjuvant treatment.

malignant melanoma oral mucosa radiation therapy prognosis

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