Oral Nevi Treatment & Management

Updated: Dec 15, 2017
  • Author: Kara Melissa T Torres, MD, DPDS; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Regular and thorough oral examinations should be performed; the goal is to exclude malignant lesions.

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Surgical Care

All melanocytic and amelanocytic lesions in the oral cavity should be viewed with suspicion. Complete excision is suggested to be the most reliable approach to oral melanocytic lesions. [51] Evolving and/or recurrent lesions also necessitate excision and microscopic evaluation.

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Consultations

Patients may be referred to an oral medicine and/or oral pathology specialist for questionable clinical/histological diagnosis.

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Complications

Minor surgical complications may occur.

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Prevention

Because oral nevi are not related to sun exposure, they are impossible to prevent.

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