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Melanoma in the Oral Cavity

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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