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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2015 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Intramucosal Nevus in the Oral Cavity

Daniel Antunes Freitas, Paulo Rogério Bonan, Arlen Almeida Sousa, Mayane Moura Pereira, Stephany Mendes Oliveira, Kimberly Marie Jones

Citation Information : Freitas DA, Bonan PR, Sousa AA, Pereira MM, Oliveira SM, Jones KM. Intramucosal Nevus in the Oral Cavity. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015; 16 (1):74-76.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1638

Published Online: 01-01-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study is to report a clinical case of oral nevus.

Background

Nevus is a congenital or acquired benign neoplasia that can be observed in the skin or mucous membranes. It is an uncommon condition in the oral mucosa. When it does occur, the preferred location is on the palate, followed by the cheek mucosa, lip and tongue.

Case report

In this case study, we relate the diagnosis and treatment of a 23-year-old female patient with an irregular, pigmented lesion of the oral mucosa that underwent excisional biopsy resulting in a diagnosis of intramucosal nevus.

Conclusion

Nevus can appear in the oral mucosa and should be removed.

Clinical significance

It is important for dental professionals to adequately categorize and treat pigmented lesions in the mouth.

How to cite this article

Freitas DA, Bonan PR, Sousa AA, Pereira MM, Oliveira SM, Jones KM. Intramucosal Nevus in the Oral Cavity. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015;16(1):74-76.


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