Melanoma and the differential diagnosis of oral pigmented lesions

Jeffrey P. Powell, Charles W. Cummings

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Abstract

There are many pathologic processes that occur in the mouth which have various intraoral manifestations. The differential diagnosis of pigmented lesions of the oral cavity takes on a high degree of significance because therapy may span such a wide range from no treatment at all to massive radical resection for melanoma. A thorough understanding of pigmented lesions of the oral cavity would assist the clinician in establishing a diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan. A comprehensive review of the literature and a discussion of oral pigmented lesions including infiltrative malignant melanoma is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1252-1267
Number of pages16
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume88
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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