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2011, Volume 27, Number 1, Page(s) 077-079     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2010.01050
Malignant Melanoma of Unknown Primary Site Simulating A Salivary Gland Neoplasm
Kiran AGARWAL, Sonal JAIN, Jasmita DASS, Manoj ANDLEY
Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, NEW DELHI, INDIA
Keywords: Melanoma, Salivary gland neoplasms

Malignant melanoma with its varied clinical presentations and histomorphological patterns is a perplexing problem both for the diagnosticians and clinicians. A small proportion of melanomas present with metastatic tumors with unknown primary sites and at these sites they mimic the more common primary neoplasms. We hereby report a case of malignant melanoma presenting as a submandibular lump in a 40 year old female. This lump was present for six months and was rapidly increasing in size. On cytology it was diagnosed as salivary gland neoplasm.

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