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Multifocal Amelanotic Melanoma of the Hard Palate: A Challenging Case

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Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Piazza G. Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Piazza G. Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Diagnostics 2020, 10(6), 424; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10060424
Received: 8 June 2020 / Revised: 17 June 2020 / Accepted: 18 June 2020 / Published: 22 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Among all melanomas, the mucosal type is very rare and may occur in the sino-nasal mucosa, vagina, anus and the oral cavity. At variance with melanomas of the skin, no risk factors, such as familiarity, UV-exposure and skin phenotype, have been clearly identified for such neoplasms. Frequently, the diagnosis is delayed and achieved at advanced stages or when metastases have already occurred. The authors report on a case of mucosal melanoma of the oral cavity presenting as a mass of the hard palate in a 50-year old male, and the corresponding diagnostic-therapeutic pathway. View Full-Text
Keywords: melanoma; head and neck; oral tumors; mucosal melanoma melanoma; head and neck; oral tumors; mucosal melanoma
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Limongelli, L.; Cascardi, E.; Capodiferro, S.; Favia, G.; Corsalini, M.; Tempesta, A.; Maiorano, E. Multifocal Amelanotic Melanoma of the Hard Palate: A Challenging Case. Diagnostics 2020, 10, 424.

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