An unusual presentation of oral malignant melanoma: Disguising as a periapical granuloma

Authors : Smriti Khanna Mehra, Smriti Khanna Mehra, Tabita Joy Chettiankandy, Tabita Joy Chettiankandy, Sanpreet Singh Sachdev, Sanpreet Singh Sachdev, Manisha Ahire Sardar, Manisha Ahire Sardar

DOI : 10.18231/j.jdpo.2022.030

Volume : 7

Issue : 2

Year : 2022

Page No : 126-129

The present case report comprises of an unusual presentation of oral malignant melanoma which occurred in the furcation area of maxillary right first molar. A clinician may not suspect a malignant neoplasm and the histopathological examination of the tissue may be missed out in such cases. Without any obvious clinical or radiological features, the lesion mimicked a periapical granuloma. The diagnosis was achieved after a thorough histopathological examination and extensive immunohistochemistry panel to rule out other similar histopathological entities.

Keywords: Melanocytes, Immunohistochemistry, Diagnosis

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