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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
SANTOS, Thiago de Santana et al. Extensive intraoral blue nevus: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, suppl.1, pp.61-65. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000700015.
Nevus is a congenital pigmented malformation rarely found in the oral mucosa. Around one third of cases located in this anatomical region are of the blue type, a histological variant with considerable tendency to malignancy. This study reports the case of a male patient, chronic smoker, with a blue nevus measuring 5cm in diameter on the hard palate. Since controversy exists in the literature regarding the incisional biopsy of pigmented lesions with malignant or malignant potential, excision without previous biopsy of the lesion was the therapy of choice for this case. The patient was followed-up for two years with no sign of recurrence or malignant transformation
Keywords : Melanins; Nevus, blue; Palate.