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Desmoplastic melanoma of the lower lip: a case report.

Authors
  • Godoy, Gustavo Pina1
  • de Castro Gomes, Daliana Queiroga
  • Pereira, Jozinete Vieira
  • de Queiroz Figueiredo, Robéria Lúcia
  • Nonaka, Cassiano Francisco Weege
  • da Costa Miguel, Márcia Cristina
  • 1 Oral Pathology, State University of Paraíba, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics
Publication Date
November 2009
Volume
108
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2009.07.006
PMID: 19836715
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Desmoplastic melanoma is a rare variant of malignant melanoma and one of the main causes of clinical and histological misdiagnosis in the realm of melanocytic neoplasms. Its relatively innocuous clinical appearance and the absence of pigmentation usually lead to a clinical misdiagnosis. The authors report a case of desmoplastic melanoma located in the lower lip of a 42-year-old man and review the literature regarding pathogenesis, clinicopathological features, differential diagnosis, and therapeutic management of desmoplastic melanomas.

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