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Primary melanoma of the oral cavity: ten cases and review of 177 cases from literature.
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PMID:  19300378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PATIENTS AND METHODS: We compiled a database of patients seen at our department between years 1990 and 2004. A retrospective study of this data was performed. Age, sex, localization and histopathology were all considered. Tobacco consumption and the presence of traumatic factors in the oral cavity were also compared. We compiled another database with 177 cases reported in the international literature during the same time period. Primary and metastatic cases were included. Age, sex and localization were among the factors taken into account.
RESULTS: Of the total of 23,685 patients seen at our department in this period, 399 (1.68%) were diagnosed with cancer, 10 (2.5%) of whom were diagnosed with primary oral melanoma. The gender distribution was 1:1, and ages ranged from 30 to 88 years old, with a mean of 67.5 years old. In 80% of the cases, the oral melanoma was localized in the maxillary, and in 20% of the cases, it was localized in the mandible. No connection was found with tobacco consumption. In 60% of the cases, we believe there was a link with prosthetic microtrauma. Of the 177 cases described in the literature, 89% were primary and 11% secondary. The gender distribution was 46.9% female and 53.1% male. Ages ranged from 16 to 91 years old, with a mean of 59.2 years old. Localization: 68.36% maxillary, 11.30% mandible and 20.34% in various oral localizations.
Silvia-Cristina Aguas; María-Cecilia Quarracino; Adriana-Nora Lence; Hector-Eduardo Lanfranchi-Tizeira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1698-6946     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-28     Completed Date:  2009-08-24     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231694     Medline TA:  Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E265-71     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Melanoma / pathology*
Middle Aged
Mouth Neoplasms / pathology*
Retrospective Studies

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