Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 441--443

Oral melanoacanthoma: A rare case of diffuse oral pigmentation


Anish Ashok Gupta1, Purshotam Nainani2, Bipin Upadhyay3, Pratibha Kavle4 
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

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Anish Ashok Gupta
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Gupta AA, Nainani P, Upadhyay B, Kavle P. Oral melanoacanthoma: A rare case of diffuse oral pigmentation .J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2012;16:441-443


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Gupta AA, Nainani P, Upadhyay B, Kavle P. Oral melanoacanthoma: A rare case of diffuse oral pigmentation . J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];16:441-443
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