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Primary Amelanotic Melanoma of the Tongue (Case Report)

Authors: Bashar H. Abdullah --- Aliaa M. Waheeb --- Aliaa M. Waheeb2 --- Salam N. Jawad
Journal: Journal of Oral and Dental Research مجلة طب الفم والاسنان ISSN: 23106417 Year: 2014 Volume: 1 Issue: 2 Pages: 10-12
Publisher: Iraqi Association for Oral Research الجمعية العراقية لبحوث طب الفم


A case of a 41 years old male with a nodular lesion at the tip of the tongue is presented. Incisional biopsy showedmalignant growth with nonspecific features. Although the lesion showed no pigmentation; positivity for Melan-Awas detected leading to the diagnosis of Amelanotic melanoma. The patient was treated later with excision andneck dissection.


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