Oral malignant melanoma: A presentation at the alveolar process of the maxilla

Intan Kartika Kamarudin, Mawaddah Azman, Maryam Entezarian, Nurismah Md Isa, Mohd. Razif Mohamad Yunus

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Introduction: Primary malignant melanoma of the oral cavity is an aggressive and distinctly rare neoplasm mostly seen in middle aged person. It is more frequently seen on the hard palate and gingiva. The tumour has a tendency to metastasize or locally invade tissue more readily than other malignant tumours in the oral region. It has a poor prognosis and the survival rate is much lower than its cutaneous counterpart. There is no specific guideline for the treatment of oral malignant melanoma to date. Surgical resection is the main stay of treatment with combination of post-operative radiation in selected cases. Objective: To illustrate a unique presentation of oral malignant melanoma and to discuss the management. Design: This report highlights a case report of a 65-year-old male patient diagnosed and treated surgically for an oral malignant melanoma of the alveolar process of the maxilla with regional nodal and ipsilateral submandibular gland metastases with review of literature. Conclusion: The data on management and treatment of OMM is scarce due to the rarity of this condition. OMM is different from cutaneous melanomas in its pathogenesis and presentation, therefore it is paramount to establish new criteria for the diagnosis and treatment of this malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Alveolar Process
Maxilla
Melanoma
Neoplasms
Hard Palate
Skin
Submandibular Gland
Gingiva
Therapeutics
Mouth
Survival Rate
Guidelines
Radiation
Neoplasm Metastasis

Keywords

  • Alveolar process
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Oral malignant melanoma
  • Pigmented lesions

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  • Medicine(all)

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Oral malignant melanoma : A presentation at the alveolar process of the maxilla. / Kamarudin, Intan Kartika; Azman, Mawaddah; Entezarian, Maryam; Md Isa, Nurismah; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 89-91.

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Kamarudin, Intan Kartika ; Azman, Mawaddah ; Entezarian, Maryam ; Md Isa, Nurismah ; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif. / Oral malignant melanoma : A presentation at the alveolar process of the maxilla. In: International Medical Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 89-91.
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