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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 101-104

Pigmented oral lesion


1 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences, College of Dentistry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, SJM Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, Uttarpradesh, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, DJ College of Dental Sciences and Research, Modinagar, Uttarpradesh, India

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Dr. Gajendra Veeraraghavan
Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences, College of Dentistry, Al Hars Al watani, Ar Rimayah, Riyadh 14611
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/ijohs.ijohs_40_17

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In general dental practice, a dentist may come across various pigmented lesions in oral cavity. In most cases, the lesions are asymptomatic and benign in nature. However, rarely, a pigmented lesion can be a sign of malignancy. We report a case of a pigmented lesion in mandibular gingiva to highlight the importance of biopsy for early diagnosis and prolonged survival of patients.


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