Oral melanoacanthoma and oral melanotic macule: a report of 8 cases, review of the literature, and immunohistochemical analysis.

@article{CarlosBregni2007OralMA,
  title={Oral melanoacanthoma and oral melanotic macule: a report of 8 cases, review of the literature, and immunohistochemical analysis.},
  author={Rom{\'a}n Carlos-Bregni and Elisa Contreras and Ana Carolina de Mesquita Netto and Adalberto Mosqueda-Taylor and Pablo Agustin Vargas and Jacks J. Jorge and Jorge Esquiche Le{\'o}n and Oslei Paes de Almeida},
  journal={Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={E374-9}
}
Oral melanoacanthoma (MA) is a rare, benign pigmented lesion, similar to cutaneous MA, characterized by hyperplasia of spinous keratinocytes and dendritic melanocytes. The pathogenesis of oral MA remains uncertain, although its clinical behavior is suggestive of a reactive origin. The most common intraoral sites are the buccal mucosa, lip, palate and gingiva. The average age of presentation is 28 years, mainly in blacks, with a strong female predilection. The oral melanotic macule (MM) is a… CONTINUE READING
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