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Intraoral Spitz naevus: a case report

J Seehra, P Sen, R Lloyd, P Sloan
International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007, 36 (7): 661-2
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Intraoral occurrences of Spitz naevus are very rare, there being only one previously documented case in the literature. Here is reported a case of a young male who presented with a pigmented lesion of the upper labial mucosa which had the clinical appearance of a simple naevus. Excision biopsy confirmed this to be a Spitz naevus. This lesion shares histopathological similarities with malignant melanoma. Spitz naevus is a benign lesion, but malignant transformation has been reported and close monitoring is recommended.

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