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Neeraj Sharma. Primary Oral Malignant Melanoma: Two Case Reports and Review of Literature. Case Reports in Dentistry. Volume 2012, Article ID 975358, 5 pages.

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Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Oral Mucosa: Report of an Unusual Case

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

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


International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 4, 103-105
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-4-8
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

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Btissaam. Belhoucha, Zahra Essaadi, Othmane Benhommad, Youssef. Rochdi, Hassan. Nouri, lahcen. Aderdour, M Khouchani, 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.

Correspondence to: Btissaam.  Belhoucha, Department of ENT, CHU Med VI, Marrakech 2360, Morocco. Email: btissambelhoucha@gmail.com

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.

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