Metastatic malignant melanoma of the oral cavity. A retrospective study.

@article{Patton1994MetastaticMM,
  title={Metastatic malignant melanoma of the oral cavity. A retrospective study.},
  author={Lauren L. Patton and Jaime S Brahim and Alan R. Baker},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  year={1994},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={51-6}
}
Metastatic malignant melanoma of the oral cavity is rarely reported in the dental literature. This retrospective study identified metastatic oral lesions in 3.0% of 809 patients with melanoma treated at the National Institutes of Health between 1953 and 1989. Fifteen cases met established rigorous criteria for metastatic tumors and were reviewed for disease course and outcome. Nine white men and six white women, with an average age of 40.6 years, had cutaneous primary tumors predominantly of… CONTINUE READING

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