Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1--3

Nasopharyngeal melanoma: An unusual entity


Sobhna Mattoo, Sheenam Azad, Brijesh Thakur, Seema Acharya 
 Department of Pathology, SGRRIM and HS, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Sheenam Azad
Professor, Department of Pathology, SGRRIM and HS, Dehradun - 248 001, Uttarakhand
India

Nasopharyngeal melanoma is a rare condition with an estimated incidence of about 0.3/10 lac per year and has a slight female predominance. It can arise from stem melanocytes and mature melanocytes of the submucosa that have acquired genetic alterations, may be due to tobacco, trauma and oxidative stress. It resembles other common polypoidal lesions; therefore, histopathological examination with immunohistochemistry plays a pivotal role in confirming the diagnosis. Lack of specific clinical features often leads to a delay in diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Mattoo S, Azad S, Thakur B, Acharya S. Nasopharyngeal melanoma: An unusual entity.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2021;25:1-3


How to cite this URL:
Mattoo S, Azad S, Thakur B, Acharya S. Nasopharyngeal melanoma: An unusual entity. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 17 ];25:1-3
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