How is oral malignant melanoma diagnosed?

Updated: Jan 31, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth Ann Bilodeau, DMD, MD, MSEd; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Tissue biopsy is the only study that is effective in diagnosing oral malignant melanoma. Perform clinical examination, and biopsy suspicious, unexplained lesions. Diseases and pigmented entities that should be considered when evaluating a patient with suspected oral malignant melanoma include the following:

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