Oral desmoplastic melanoma mimicking inflammatory hyperplasia
Jou A et al. – A 62–year–old white male, smoker, was referred with a chief complaint of pain and swelling in the palate. The oral examination revealed multiple brown–to–black patches and a non–pigmented sessile nodule located on the mucosa of the hard palate. The clinical diagnosis of the pigmented lesions was either oral melanosis or melanoma. Reactive lesions close to a pigmented area should be investigated with great care.