Melanoma in the Oral Cavity

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


Melanomas within oral mucosa are rare and, as a rule, do not pose any diagnostic difficulty during their invasive stage. On the other hand, melanoma in situ on mucous membranes and the desmoplastic melanoma of the oral cavity can be important diagnostic traps both clinically and histologically.


Oral Cavity Oral Mucosa Mucosal Melanoma Palatine Tonsil Invasive Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Massi
    • 1
  • Philip E. Leboit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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