Relative frequency of solitary melanocytic lesions of the oral mucosa.

  title={Relative frequency of solitary melanocytic lesions of the oral mucosa.},
  author={Amos Buchner and Phillip W Merrell and William M Carpenter},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  volume={33 9},
BACKGROUND Solitary pigmented lesions of melanocytic origin are uncommon in the oral mucosa. These lesions include the oral and labial melanotic macule, oral melanocytic nevus, oral melanoacanthoma, oral melanoma and atypical melanocytic proliferation. The purpose of the study was twofold: to report a large series of solitary melanocytic lesions from one source, and to determine the relative frequency of these lesions. METHODS The study was based on a systematic search of the files of the… CONTINUE READING
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