Melanocytic nevus in the buccal mucosa: A case report

  • Paulo Rogério Ferreti Bonan Federal University of Paraíba
  • Isabella Lima Arrais Ribeiro Federal University of Paraíba
  • Ana Luiza Dias Leite de Andrade Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Marize Raquel Diniz da Rosa Federal University of Paraíba
Keywords: Oral melanocytic nevus, Pigmented nevus, Oral nevus.

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to report a case of melanocytic nevus in the oral mucosa, demonstrating the clinical and pathological aspects of this lesion. Case report: This article presents a case of a 23-year-old patient, presenting a nodular lesion with brownish pigmented surface, situated on the buccal mucosa, with regular edges, sessile, and painless on palpation diagnosed as an melanocytic nevus of the intramucosal type and accompanied after the removal of the specimen without evidence of recurrence. Conclusion: Pigmented lesions on the oral mucosa are uncommon, and when detected, should be investigated in order to rule out malignancy or to initiate a specific treatment, if necessary.
Published
2012-12-27
Section
Case Report