Immunohistochemical features of multifocal melanoacanthoma in the hard palate: a case report

@inproceedings{Carvalho2012ImmunohistochemicalFO,
  title={Immunohistochemical features of multifocal melanoacanthoma in the hard palate: a case report},
  author={Luis Felipe das Chagas e Silva de Carvalho and Vitor Hugo Farina and Luiz Antonio Guimar{\~a}es Cabral and Adriana Aigotti Haberbeck Brand{\~a}o and Ricardo D Coletta and Janete Dias Almeida},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2012}
}
Melanoacanthoma (MA) has been described in the oral mucosa as a solitary lesion or, occasionally, as multiple lesions. MA mainly affects dark skinned patients and grows rapidly, showing a plane or slightly raised appearance and a brown to black color. The differential diagnosis includes oral nevi, amalgam tattoos, and melanomas. We report here the case of a 58-year-old black woman who presented multiple pigmented lesions on the hard palate. Based on the differential diagnosis of melanoma, a… CONTINUE READING