Pedunculated malignant melanoma of the hard palate

Howard J. Zirkin, Ilana Avinoach, Marco Puterman

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We report the case of a primary malignant melanoma arising from the mucosa of the hard palate on a fibrovascular stalk. This is to our knowledge the first report of a pedunculated melanoma in this location. The possibility of a more favorable prognosis, because of the stalk, which shows no signs of invasion by the neoplasm, is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • hard palate
  • malignant melanoma
  • pedunculated tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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