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    Retrospective analysis of biopsied oral and maxillofacial lesions in South-Western Saudi Arabia.
    Saudi Med J 2017 Apr;38(4):405-412
    Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. E-mail.
    Objectives: To report the prevalence and types of biopsied oral and maxillofacial lesions (OMLs) in South-Western (Jazan Province) region, , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methods: This retrospective study was based on the retrieval of clinicopathological data for a period of 6 years between January 2009 and December 2014. These  data were obtained between October 2014 and June 2015 from the histopathology records of King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, KSA, which is the only referral center for biopsy services. Read More

    Extra-Osseous Odontogenic Myxoma of Maxillary Gingiva.
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2017 Mar;27(3):S28-S29
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur, India.
    Odontogenic myxomas are rare odontogenic tumors of jaw characterised by accumulation of mucoid ground substance with little collagen. Peripheral odontogenic myxoma (POM) is extra-osseous variant of odontogenic myxomas, occurring solely in the soft tissue covering the tooth bearing portion of jaws. POM is exceedingly rare, less than 10 cases have been published till date. Read More

    [The alpha-herpesviridae in dermatology : Herpes simplex virus types I and II. German version].
    Hautarzt 2017 Mar;68(3):181-186
    Department of Dermatology, CHU of Sart Tilman, University of Liège, 4000, Liège, Belgien.
    This review on herpes simplex virus type I and type II (HSV-I, HSV-II) summarizes recent developments in clinical manifestations and treatment interventions for primary and recurrent orolabial and genital herpes, as well as those regarding vaccination issues. Among the clinical presentations, the relationship between pyogenic granuloma and chronic HSV-I infection; HSV-related folliculitis; verrucous HSV-I and HSV-II lesions; the role of recurrent HSV-I infection in burning mouth syndrome; HSV-I and HSV-II infection of the periareolar area; zosteriform HSV; the "knife-cut sign"; and the preferential colonization and infection of preexisting dermatoses by HSV-I or HSV-II are discussed. The usual antiviral treatment regimens for primary and recurrent orolabial and genital herpes are compared to short-term and one-day treatment options. Read More

    The alpha-herpesviridae in dermatology : Herpes simplex virus types I and II.
    Hautarzt 2017 Feb 14. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
    Department of Dermatology, CHU of Sart Tilman, University of Liège, 4000, Liège, Belgium.
    This review on herpes simplex virus type I and type II (HSV‑I, HSV‑II) summarizes recent developments in clinical manifestations and treatment interventions for primary and recurrent orolabial and genital herpes, as well as those regarding vaccination issues. Among the clinical presentations, the relationship between pyogenic granuloma and chronic HSV‑I infection; HSV-related folliculitis; verrucous HSV‑I and HSV‑II lesions; the role of recurrent HSV‑I infection in burning mouth syndrome; HSV‑I and HSV‑II infection of the periareolar area; zosteriform HSV; the "knife-cut sign"; and the preferential colonization and infection of preexisting dermatoses by HSV‑I or HSV‑II are discussed. The usual antiviral treatment regimens for primary and recurrent orolabial and genital herpes are compared to short-term and one-day treatment options. Read More

    Benign vascular lesions of the lips: Diagnostic approach.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 May 16;44(5):451-455. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
    School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Background: Although not rare, vascular lesions occurring in the lips sometimes poses a difficult in properly diagnosing and handling them. In this study, vascular lesions occurring in the lips were retrieved from an Oral Pathology Service.

    Methods: Among 5600 biopsies, 131 cases were found. Read More

    Evaluation of mast cell counts and microvessel density in reactive lesions of the oral cavity.
    J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects 2016 21;10(4):241-246. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
    Postgraduate Student, Biotechnology Research Center and Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
    Background. Reliable immunohistochemical assays to assess the definitive role of mast cells (MCs) and angiogenesis in the pathogenesis of oral reactive lesions are generally not available. The aim of the present study was to evaluate mast cell counts (MCC) and microvessel density (MVD) in oral reactive lesions and determine the correlation between MCC and MVD. Read More

    Systemic alterations and their oral manifestations in pregnant women.
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2017 Jan;43(1):16-22
    Clinica Odontologica, Federal University of Maranhao, São Luís, Brazil.
    The aims of this literature review are: to depict the main oral diseases that are related to pregnancy; to clarify some of the possible systemic mechanisms that are associated with these changes; and to address issues about oral care during pregnancy. A woman's organs undergo various physiological, neurological, and hormonal changes during pregnancy. Such changes occur gradually and are essential for the development of the fetus, providing what is needed for tissue formation and establishment of reserves for uterine and fetal life. Read More

    Oral pyogenic granuloma gravidarum: A case report describing a large bleeding lingual lesion.
    J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 May 26;37(4):537-538. Epub 2016 Dec 26.
    a Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health , Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan , Milan , Italy.

    Trichophyton rubrum Infection Characterized by Majocchi's Granuloma and Deeper Dermatophytosis: Case Report and Review of Published Literature.
    Mycopathologia 2016 Dec 21. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
    Department of Dermatology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200040, China.
    Infections caused by Trichophyton rubrum are very common in dermatological disease. It most often appears as superficial cutaneous mycosis, such as tinea manuum, tinea pedis, and tinea corporis. However, deep infection caused by T. Read More

    Oral Adenosquamous Carcinoma Mimicking a Pyogenic Granuloma: a Challenging Diagnosis.
    Braz Dent J 2016 Oct-Dec;27(6):781-786
    Department of Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Institute of Science and Technology, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil.
    Adenosquamous carcinoma is an aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma. This report describes a case of adenosquamous carcinoma with clinical features of a benign lesion and discusses the differential diagnoses, especially regarding histopathological and immunohistochemical analyses. A 45-year-old male was referred to our outpatient clinic complaining about a rapid-growing enlargement in hard palate. Read More

    A Rare Case of Pyogenic Granuloma with a Natal Tooth.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Oct 1;10(10):ZD28-ZD29. Epub 2016 Oct 1.
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, IDST , Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India .
    Natal teeth are teeth present in the oral cavity at the time of birth. It is extremely rare to find natal teeth in association with pathological conditions of the oral cavity. Pyogenic granuloma is a type of inflammatory hyperplasia that appears as an over exuberant connective tissue response to a stimulus or injury, in the present case the injurious agent is the natal tooth. Read More

    A Large Pregnancy Tumor of Tongue - A Case Report.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Oct 1;10(10):ZD10-ZD12. Epub 2016 Oct 1.
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sri Venkateshwara Dental College and Hospital , Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India .
    Pyogenic granuloma is a tissue overgrowth which commonly develops as a response to irritation or trauma which is usually localized. Though gingiva is said to be the common site, it also can occur on lip, tongue and buccal mucosa. Pathogenesis is unclear but trauma, infection and hormonal imbalance are attributed as reasons for occurrence. Read More

    Pseudomyogenic Hemangioendothelioma: A Vascular Tumor Previously Undescribed in the Oral Cavity.
    Head Neck Pathol 2016 Nov 22. Epub 2016 Nov 22.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA, USA.
    The pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma (PMH) is a low-grade malignant vascular neoplasm of different tissue planes including skin and soft tissue. Primary tumors in the skeletal muscle and bone have also been diagnosed. The PMH was introduced into the WHO classification of tumors of soft tissue and bone in 2013. Read More

    Excision of oral pyogenic granuloma in a diabetic patient with 940nm diode laser.
    Saudi Med J 2016 Dec;37(12):1395-1400
    Department of Dentistry, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. E-mail.
    Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a common, acquired, benign vascular reactive proliferation that typically develops as a small erythematous papule on the skin or oral mucosal surface. Oral PG is often caused by constant low-grade infection, minor trauma, poor oral hygiene, and due to hormonal disturbances. It shows a striking predilection for the gingiva. Read More

    Extra-Gingival Pyogenic Granuloma Displacing Teeth.
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Mar;28(2):e185-e186
    *Department of Pathology and Clinical Propedeutics †Oral Oncology Center, Araçatuba Dental School, Univ Estadual Paulista-UNESP, Araçatuba, Brazil.
    Pyogenic granuloma is a common cause of growth of soft tissue in the oral cavity, especially in the gingiva. It is mainly associated with local and chronic irritants besides hormonal changes during pregnancy. Here, the authors present an unusual patient of an extra-gingival pyogenic granuloma with large dimensions and displacing teeth arising in a male patient. Read More

    Tracheal Lobular Capillary Haemangioma: A Rare Benign Cause of Recurrent Haemoptysis.
    Case Rep Surg 2016 25;2016:6290424. Epub 2016 Sep 25.
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, UK.
    Lobular capillary haemangioma (LCH), previously known as pyogenic granuloma, is a benign vascular lesion commonly found within the oral and nasal cavity. However, it is rarely encountered within the trachea, where presenting features include recurrent haemoptysis, cough, and wheeze. We here describe a case of a 7 mm tracheal LCH in a 56-year-old woman, which was successfully resected at interventional bronchoscopy using biopsy forceps. Read More

    Unusual presentation of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: Case report and review of literature.
    J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2016 Sep-Dec;20(3):510-517
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
    The non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHLs) is a diverse group of lymphoid neoplasms, prevalence of which increased since three decades. NHL is diverse in the manner of presentation, response to various treatment and prognosis. NHL usually involves not only lymph nodes but also extranodal sites. Read More

    S-100 Negative Granular Cell Tumor (So-called Primitive Polypoid Non-neural Granular Cell Tumor) of the Oral Cavity.
    Head Neck Pathol 2016 Oct 5. Epub 2016 Oct 5.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Washington School of Dentistry, B-204 Magnuson Health Sciences Center, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 357133, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA.
    Four cases of cutaneous S-100 negative granular cell tumor were described in 1991. Until now, only 3 cases of oral involvement have been documented in English literature. Two additional cases of oral S-100 negative granular cell tumor are described. Read More

    Angioleiomyoma of Gingiva Masquerading as Pyogenic Granuloma.
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2016 Jul;26(7):631-2
    Department of Prosthodontics Crown and Bridge, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur, India.
    Leiomyomas are benign soft tissue neoplasms that arise from smooth muscles. Three distinctive patterns of leiomyoma have been described as piloleiomyomas, angioleiomyomas and genital leiomyomas. Here in, we report the case of 39-year male with chief complain of growth on his lower left front region of the jaw. Read More

    Involvement of mast cells and microvessels density in reactive lesions of oral cavity: A comparative immunohistochemical study.
    Pathol Res Pract 2016 Sep 18;212(9):761-6. Epub 2016 May 18.
    Laboratory of Oral Surgical Pathology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Avenida Araújo Pinho, 62, Canela, Salvador, Bahia 40110-150, Brazil. Electronic address:
    In view of the similarity of clinicopathological features between reactive lesions of the oral cavity, the objective of the present study was to investigate the density of MCs (mast cells) and microvessels in a series of these lesions. Thirty-seven cases of reactive lesions including fibrous hyperplasia (FH, n=10), inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia (IFH, n=10), peripheral giant cell lesion (PGCL, n=10) and lobular capillary hemangioma (LCH, n=7) were investigated using immunohistochemistry for mast cell tryptase and CD34. For comparative purposes, central giant cell lesions (CGCL, n=5) were included. Read More

    Incidence of Mast Cells in Gingival and Periapical Inflammation- A Kaleidoscopic Study.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2016 May 1;10(5):ZC06-8. Epub 2016 May 1.
    Professor, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences , Lucknow, India .
    Introduction: Mast cells are large granular cells that have classically been related to neutrophil stimulation during early step of inflammation.

    Aim: The objective of this work was to identify the incidence of mast cells in inflammatory lesions like periapical granuloma, pyogenic granuloma, gingival hyperplasia. 1. Read More

    CO2 Laser Excision of a Pyogenic Granuloma Associated with Dental Implants: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Photomed Laser Surg 2016 Sep 15;34(9):425-31. Epub 2016 Jul 15.
    1 Department of Oral Surgery and Orthodontics, Medical University Graz , Graz, Austria .
    Objective: This article reports the CO2 laser excision of a pyogenic granuloma related to dental implants and reviews the current literature on this pathology in association with dental implants.

    Background Data: Five publications describe pyogenic granulomas related to dental implants, and a further one describes the removal of such a lesion with an Er:YAG laser; removal with a CO2 laser is not reported.

    Patients And Methods: A 67-year-old male patient presented with a hyperplastic gingival lesion around two implants in the left lower jaw. Read More

    Gastrointestinal Pyogenic Granuloma (Lobular Capillary Hemangioma): An Underrecognized Entity Causing Iron Deficiency Anemia.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2016 15;2016:4398401. Epub 2016 Jun 15.
    Department of Pathology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA.
    Pyogenic granuloma (PG), more accurately known as lobular capillary hemangioma, is a benign vascular tumor that usually occurs in the skin or oral mucosa. This lesion is rarely reported in the gastrointestinal tract but is known to bleed if not resected. We herein describe a case series with the clinical, endoscopic, and histologic findings of four cases of gastrointestinal PG at our institution. Read More

    Free gingival grafting procedure after excisional biopsy, 12-year follow-up.
    Eur J Dent 2016 Jul-Sep;10(3):432-4
    Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkiye.
    The total removal of a lesion via excisional biopsy causes gingival recession, resulting in dentin hypersensitivity and esthetical problems. In this case report, a gingival recession defect resulting from an excisional biopsy was treated with a free gingival grafting procedure performed during the same appointment, and its 12-year follow-up was presented. A 44-year-old female patient was presented to our clinic with a firm, pedunculated, red gingival enlargement located on the labial surface of lower incisors. Read More

    The Histopathological Spectrum of Pyogenic Granuloma: A Case Series.
    Case Rep Dent 2016 12;2016:1323798. Epub 2016 Jun 12.
    Department of Periodontics & Implantology, College of Dental Surgery, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari 56700, Nepal.
    Background. Pyogenic granuloma is a reactive tumor-like lesion commonly affecting the oral cavity. These lesions usually appear as localized solitary nodule with a sessile or pedunculated base and colour varying from red, purplish, or pink, depending on the vascularity of the lesion. Read More

    Management of a Recurrent Pyogenic Granuloma of the Hard Palate with Diode Laser: A Case Report.
    J Lasers Med Sci 2016 7;7(1):56-61. Epub 2016 Jan 7.
    Gazi University, School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Surgery, Ankara, Turkey.
    Introduction: Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a prevalent inflammatory hyperplasia of skin and oral mucosa which is often caused by constant low-grade local irritation, traumatic injury or hormonal factors. In many cases, gingival irritation and inflammation due to poor oral hygiene are precipitating factors. Oral PG occurs predominantly on the gingiva, but it is also encountered on the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa and rarely on the hard palate. Read More

    Oral Pyogenic Granuloma After Bone Marrow Transplant in the Pediatric/Adolescent Population: Report of 5 Cases.
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2016 Oct;38(7):570-3
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a benign, neoplastic, soft tissue growth of granulation and fibrous tissue that may rarely occur in the mouth of patients after hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT). This case series describes 5 pediatric/adolescent patients who developed oral PG after HCT for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Fanconi anemia, nodular sclerosis Hodgkin's lymphoma, or junctional epidermolysis bullosa. The underlying mechanism for the appearance of oral PG after HCT is unknown, but it is suggested that calcineurin inhibitors used for graft versus host disease (GVHD) may play a role, as all patients were on cyclosporine A or tacrolimus at the time of development of oral PG. Read More

    Oral and vulvovaginal changes in pregnancy.
    Clin Dermatol 2016 May-Jun;34(3):353-8. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
    Department of Dermatology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
    Physiologic alterations of the oral and vulvovaginal mucosal surfaces result from the profound hormonal and immunologic changes of gestation. High estrogen levels are responsible for the vascular changes noted on mucosal surfaces. Gingival hyperemia and edema, gingivitis and pyogenic granuloma are the most common alterations of the oral mucosa during gestation. Read More

    Correlation of Age, Sex, and Location With Recurrence of Oral Giant Pyogenic Granuloma After Surgical Excision.
    J Craniofac Surg 2016 Jul;27(5):e433-5
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Alharm Hospital, Ministry of Health, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt.
    Objectives: This study was carried out to correlate age and sex of the patient as well as location of the oral giant pyogenic granuloma (PG) with the recurrence rate after surgical excision.

    Methods: Seventy-two patients having oral giant PGs were treated by a conservative surgical excision. Information on sex, age, lesion site, and recurrence was collected. Read More

    Quantitative evaluation of microvessel density using CD34 in clinical variants of ameloblastoma: An immunohistochemical study.
    J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2016 Jan-Apr;20(1):51-8
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, School of Dentistry, D. Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    Background: Odontogenic epithelium plays an important role in the histogenesis of odontogenic tumors of the jaws. Ameloblastomas, which arise from odontogenic epithelium, are considered benign with little tendency to metastasize. Tumors require an adequate supply of oxygen and a way to remove their waste products. Read More

    Initial periodontal therapy for the treatment of gingival pregnancy tumor.
    Genet Mol Res 2016 Apr 28;15(2). Epub 2016 Apr 28.
    The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) & Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of initial periodontal therapy in gingival pregnancy tumors. Thirty-nine patients diagnosed with gingival tumors of pregnancy between 2007 and 2015 were enrolled in this study. The patients received initial periodontal therapy, then supportive periodontal therapies at 3- to 6-month intervals. Read More

    Anaplastic lymphoma kinase negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma of hard palate as first clinical manifestation of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
    Contemp Clin Dent 2016 Jan-Mar;7(1):114-7
    Department of Oral Pathology, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Chandigarh, Punjab, India.
    Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is an uncommon disease, accounting for <5% of all cases of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We report a case of 48-year-old male who presented a clinically benign swelling in the right anterior palatal region since last 2 months. Radiographic evaluation showed no bone loss in palatal area. Read More

    Gingival proliferative lesions in children and adolescents in Brazil: A 15-year-period cross-sectional study.
    J Indian Soc Periodontol 2016 Jan-Feb;20(1):63-6
    Department of Stomatology, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
    Background: Studies assessing the prevalence of oral lesions in children and adolescents, particularly in gingiva are scarce in the literature. The aim of the study was to describe the distribution of gingival proliferative lesions based on clinical and histopathological diagnoses in children and adolescents.

    Materials And Methods: A review of clinical charts of children and adolescents aged between 0 and 18 years old, admitted to the Oral Medicine Outpatient Unit, of Universidade Federal do Paraná, for 15 years (1994-2009) was performed. Read More

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma as the Most Common Lesion of the Tongue in Iranians: a 22-Year Retrospective Study.
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2016 ;17(3):1415-9
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran E-mail :
    The tongue has been globally considered as an indicator of general health for millennia. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and distribution of tongue lesions in an Iranian population. In this retrospective study, data from 6,435 oral biopsy reports over a 22-year period (1992-2014) were retrieved from archives of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Department, Shahid Beheshti Dental School, Tehran, Iran. Read More

    Reactive hyperplasic lesions of the oral cavity: A survey of 295 cases at a Tertiary Health Institution in Kerala.
    J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2015 Sep-Dec;19(3):330-4
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Government Dental College, Calicut, Kerala, India.
    Background: The aim of this study was to review the clinicopathologic features of reactive hyperplastic lesions (RHLs) of the oral cavity at a Tertiary Health Institution in Kerala and compare these data with those of previously reported studies.

    Materials And Methods: The patient case files from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology during the period between January 2007 and December 2011 were reviewed for cases of RHLs of the oral cavity. Both clinical and histopathological diagnoses of reactive lesions were selected for the study. Read More

    Color-Doppler US features of a pyogenic granuloma of the upper dorsum tongue.
    J Ultrasound 2016 Mar 5;19(1):67-70. Epub 2014 Aug 5.
    Department of Radiology, Oncology, and Anatomy Pathology, Sapienza University of Rome, Policlinico Umberto I, Viale del Policlinico 155 00161 Rome, Italy.
    The diagnosis of oral lesions is based on clinical history, clinical examination and imaging exams. Different imaging modalities are available for the diagnosis and follow-up of these lesions such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, color-Doppler ultrasound, angiography and positron emission tomography. To date, color-Doppler ultrasound is considered the first-line imaging approach since it provides a non-invasive, cost-effective, real-time evaluation of oral anomalies. Read More

    Oral telangiectatic granuloma with an intrabony defect.
    J Indian Soc Periodontol 2015 Nov-Dec;19(6):705-8
    Department of Periodontology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
    Oral telangiectatic granuloma is a benign hyperplastic lesion occurring in response to trauma or chronic irritation in the oral cavity. The characteristic histological appearance comprises of typical granulation tissue with a proliferation of small thin-walled blood vessels in the loose connective tissue. We describe a case of a 36-year-old female who had a swelling in the left maxillary region which was associated with the intrabony defect. Read More

    A rare complication of follicular hair unit extraction: Kaposi's varicelliform eruption.
    Dermatol Pract Concept 2016 Jan 31;6(1):15-7. Epub 2016 Jan 31.
    Department of Pathology, Baskent İstanbul University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
    Follicular hair unit extraction (FUE) is becoming a popular type of hair transplantation recently. Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE) is an uncommon skin emergency due to cutaneous dissemination of several types of viruses, most notably herpes virus, over the lesions of preexisting skin disorders. A 34-year-old man visited our dermatology outpatient clinic with a blistering, itchy and tender eruption on his head and body. Read More

    Intraoral ultrasonography of tongue mass lesions.
    Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2016 24;45(5):20150362. Epub 2016 Mar 24.
    2 Department of Oral Surgery, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan.
    Objectives: To demonstrate the usefulness of intraoral ultrasonography (IOUS) for tongue mass lesions, we analyzed surgery cases excluding squamous-cell carcinoma and leukoplakia and compared IOUS and pathological findings.

    Methods: We used the hospital information system and Radiology Information System to evaluate the IOUS and pathological findings of patients who underwent surgeries for tongue masses in the past 11 years.

    Results: Surgeries for the tongues were performed in 268 cases. Read More

    Capillary haemangioma on the palate: a diagnostic conundrum.
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Feb 16;2016. Epub 2016 Feb 16.
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, People's Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
    Haemangiomas are benign tumours of blood vessel origin and are classified as capillary, cavernous or central. They appear as flat or raised reddish-blue lesions and are generally solitary, affecting women in younger age groups. The tumour may be slowly progressive, involving extensive portions of the superficial and deep blood vessels, and affect function, depending on location. Read More

    Palisaded Encapsulated Neuroma of the Tongue Clinically Mimicking a Pyogenic Granuloma: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
    J Dent (Tehran) 2015 Jul;12(7):537-41
    Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
    Palisaded encapsulated (solitary circumscribed) neuromas (PENs) are relatively common intraoral neurogenic tumors, which occur most frequently on the hard palate. Herein, we describe the clinicopathological characteristics of a palisaded encapsulated neuroma of the tongue. This tumor was an exophytic sessile mass measuring 0. Read More

    The Pathogenesis of Implant-Related Reactive Lesions: A Clinical, Histologic and Polarized Light Microscopy Study.
    J Periodontol 2016 May 1;87(5):502-10. Epub 2016 Feb 1.
    Department of Pathology, Rambam Health Care Campus.
    Background: Peri-implant soft tissue reactive lesions (I-RLs) may jeopardize implant success and survival. To the best of the authors' knowledge, its pathogenesis is unknown. The objective of this study is to conduct a clinicopathologic and polarized light microscopy (PLM) analysis of 14 new I-RLs and compare them with comparable tooth-associated cases (T-RLs) to better understand I-RL pathogenesis. Read More

    Comparative Study of Mast Cell Count in Oral Reactive Lesions and Its Association with Inflammation.
    Turk Patoloji Derg 2016 ;32(1):22-6
    Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Dental Disease Research Center, School of Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Science, ZAHEDAN, IRAN.
    Objective: Reactive hyperplastic lesions are one of the most common lesions of the oral cavity. Mast cells can be found in various oral lesions. However, the exact role of mast cells in oral reactive lesions is not fully understood. Read More

    The Combined use of Diode LASER & Conscious Sedation in the Excision of Pyogenic Granuloma in A Nine-Year-Old Patient.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2015 Dec 1;9(12):ZD01-2. Epub 2015 Dec 1.
    Post Graduate Student, Department of Pedodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences , Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India .
    This case report is to comprehensively review N2O/ O2 inhalational sedation in the context of conscious sedation for treating a nine-year-old patient with pyogenic granuloma. The excision was carried out by the use of diode laser. The six month postoperative follow up showed complete resolution of the lesion and increased patient acceptance for the future treatment. Read More

    Pregnancy Tumor in a 31-Year-Old Female with a Facial Port-Wine Stain.
    Case Rep Dent 2015 20;2015:472605. Epub 2015 Dec 20.
    Private Practice, Metropolitan Oral Surgery Associates, New York, NY 10022, USA; Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY 10065, USA.
    Pyogenic granuloma is a type of inflammatory hyperplasia often seen in the oral cavity and occurs in response to stimuli such as local irritants and hormonal factors. Pyogenic granulomas associated with pregnancy are referred to as pregnancy tumors. This report describes the presentation and surgical management of a large pregnancy tumor occurring in a patient with an overlying isolated facial port-wine stain. Read More

    Trauma-Induced Giant Pyogenic Granuloma in the Upper Lip.
    J Dent Child (Chic) 2015 Sep-Dec;82(3):168-70
    Professor; in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a reactive local benign vascular lesion, where connective tissue fibrovascular proliferation occurs. The most common etiology of PG is chronic, low-level irritation. PG affects females mainly. Read More

    Pyogenic Granuloma/Peripheral Giant-Cell Granuloma Associated with Implants.
    Int J Dent 2015 1;2015:839032. Epub 2015 Dec 1.
    School of Dentistry, University of Barcelona, Pabellón de Gobierno, University Campus of Bellvitge, C/Feixa Llarga s/n, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08907 Barcelona, Spain.
    Introduction. Pyogenic granuloma (PG) and peripheral giant-cell granuloma (PGCG) are two of the most common inflammatory lesions associated with implants; however, there is no established pathway for treatment of these conditions. This paper aims to illustrate the successful treatment of PG and PGCG and also report a systematic review of the literature regarding the various treatments proposed. Read More

    Alternative Therapeutic Approach in the Treatment of Oral Pyogenic Granuloma.
    Case Rep Oncol 2015 Sep-Dec;8(3):493-7. Epub 2015 Nov 14.
    Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md., USA.
    Pyogenic granulomas (PGs) in the oral cavity present as an inflammatory hyperplasia usually caused by trauma, hormonal imbalance, chronic irritation, or as the response to a wide variety of drugs. PGs with atypical presentation and behavior may clinically mimic malignant tumors. Thus, histological examination is required to rule out cancer development. Read More

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