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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-66

Metastatic malignant melanoma of palate: A review of literature and report of an unusual case

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiotherapy, J N Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, India

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Hari Ram
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, CSM Medical University (Erstwhile King George's Medical University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.69165

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Oral malignant melanoma is a rare tumor, accounting 0.8to 1.8 % of all oral malignancies. It occurs most commonly in Japanese and Negros. Radical surgery is mainstay of the treatment. Prognosis is very poor with 5 years survival rate. We present a case of malignant melanoma in a 55 years female, metastatizing to liver spleen and vertebrae.

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