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Oral Melanosis

Harvinder Kumar

Citation Information : Kumar H. Oral Melanosis. Int J Head Neck Surg 2011; 2 (2):121-123.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1065

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


There is very little information in literature about oral melanosis not associated with racial pigmentation or secondary to other syndromes. Various stimuli that can result in an increased production of melanin at the level of mucosa include trauma, hormones, radiation and medications. Three such cases are reported in which stimulus for genesis of melanosis was mechanical trauma in form of smoking.

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