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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

Abstract

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.

Keywords:
malignant melanoma oral mucosa radiation therapy prognosis

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