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ISSN: 2641-1709

Scholarly Journal of Otolaryngology

Case Report(ISSN: 2641-1709)

Primary Mucosal Malignant Melanoma of the Maxilla: A Case Report and Review of Literature Volume 5 - Issue 5

Garima Rawat1*, Hema Malini Aiyer2 and Anshuman Kumar3

  • 1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Dharamshila Narayana Hospital, India
  • 2Department of Pathology, Dharamshila Narayana Hospital, India
  • 3Department of Surgical Oncology, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, India

Received: January 18, 2021   Published: January 29, 2021

Corresponding author: Garima Rawat, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Dharamshila Narayana Hospital, India

DOI: 10.32474/SJO.2021.05.000224

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Primary mucosal malignant melanoma of oral cavity is a rare malignancy arising from the melanocytes. Mucosal melanomas of the head and neck comprise just over 1% of all melanomas and of these about 50% arise in the oral cavity. Oral mucosal melanomas are therefore rare, representing about 0.5% of oral malignancies and less than 0.01% of all oral biopsies. It tends to metastasize and locally invade tissues more than other malignant tumours of the oral cavity. It occurs commonly in the maxillary gingiva more frequently on the palate and lesser often in the mandibular gingiva. Here, we present a case of a mucosal malignant melanoma involving the maxillary bone along with the immunohistochemical profile of the neoplasm.

Keywords:Mucosal malignant melanoma; Maxilla; HMB-45

Abbreviations:WHO: World Health Organization; PET: Positron Emission Tomography; WLE: Wide Local Excision; MND: Modified Neck Dissection; AJCC: American Joint Committee on Cancer; CTLs: Cytotoxic T lymphocytes

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