Amelanotic Melanoma of the Oral Cavity: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Shivani P Bansal, Rajiv Desai, Pankaj Shirsat

Abstract


Oral amelanotic melanoma is a rare neoplasm and represents less than 2% of all melanomas. They have prognosis poorer than the pigmented melanomas because of delay in diagnosis and in the initiation of treatment. Amelanotic melanomas are also thought to be biologically more aggressive than the pigmented melanomas. We present an interesting case of amelanotic melanoma of the mandibular anterior region in a 75 year old woman.


Keywords


Malignant;Amelanotic;Melanoma;Neuroendocrine Tumors;Neural Tissue;Neoplasms; Germ Cell and Embryonal;Oral Cavity.

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