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A Rapidly Enlarging Pigmented Lesion of the Buccal Mucosa


Brad W. Neville, DDS; Sohee K Park, DMD


The following Case Challenge is provided in conjunction with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

A 39-year old African American male noticed the presence of a brown, slightly rough lesion on the inside of his left cheek. It was asymptomatic and was discovered by the patient three weeks ago. He could not recall a history of trauma, such as cheek biting, undue force to the side of his face, or any recent dental treatment. He was unaware if the lesion had changed size or color during the several weeks prior to presentation.

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Case Author(s)

Dr. Neville serves as the Director of the Division of Oral Pathology and is a Professor in the Department of Stomatology at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine.

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