Ameloblastic carcinoma containing melanocyte and melanin pigment in the mandible: a case report and review of the literature

J Oral Pathol Med. 2005 Nov;34(10):618-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0714.2005.00306.x.


A case of ameloblastic carcinoma containing melanocyte and melanin in a 66-year-old male with swelling and an ulcerating firm mass in the left submandibular region is presented. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy. The current histopathological diagnosis and management are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Dendritic Cells / pathology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Melanins / analysis*
  • Melanocytes / pathology*
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary / pathology
  • Odontogenic Tumors / pathology*


  • Melanins