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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2018, vol. 24, issue4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018244.2193
Published online: 08 October 2018

Case report

J of IMAB. 2018 Oct-Dec;24(4):2193-2195
Tanya Sbirkova1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Stanimir Kisselov1ORCID logo, Radka Cholakova1ORCID logo, Petia Pechalova1ORCID logo, Desislava Konstantinova2ORCID logo,
1) Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University- Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University- Varna, Bulgaria.

Benign pigmented lesions on the oral mucosa are occasional findings that are physiologically or pathologically determined. Such lesions can occur in healthy individuals or as a manifestation of systemic disease. The pigmented lesions are presented as melanoplakia, melanocytic macule, melanocytic nevus or melanoacanthoma. Without appropriate treatment, they could transform into malignant melanoma. The purpose of the presentation at hand is to exhibit a case of focal oral pigmentation on the gingiva of the mandible of 17-years old patient without other comorbidities. The lesion subsequently is excised and pathohystologically examined in order to determine the diagnosis. Patient’s recovery was uneventful, no complications are registered during the 6-months follow-up period.

Keywords: focal oral pigmentation, gingiva of mandible, melamoma,

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Please cite this article as: Sbirkova T, Kisselov S, Cholakova R, Pechalova P, Konstantinova D. Focal oral pigmentation on the gingiva of mandible – a case report. J of IMAB. 2018 Oct-Dec;24(4):2193-2195.
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018244.2193

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Tanya Sbirkova, Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Plovdiv; 3, Hristo Botev blvd., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail: tanya_sbirkova@abv.bg

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Received: 31 May 2018
Published online: 08 October 2018

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