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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 441-443
Oral melanoacanthoma: A rare case of diffuse oral pigmentation


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, RKDF Dental College and Research Centre, Bhopal, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Navi Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Anish Ashok Gupta
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.102514

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The clinical presentation of diffuse pigmentation can be alarming to the patient as well as the clinician. A histopathologic examination of a pigmented lesion is necessary in most of the cases in the oral cavity. Oral melanoacanthoma is a very rare diffuse pigmentation with no specific treatment required. It shows increased number of dendritic melanocytes in an acanthotic epithelium. We present a rare case of diffuse pigmentation in the oral cavity whose diagnosis was done on the basis of clinical presentation and histopathology. Also immunohistochemistry was done.


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