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PAPILLOMA

Papilloma 1

PAPILLOMA DEFINITION

Papilloma is a common benign neoplasm arising from the epithelial tissue and is characterized by an exophytic papillary growth of the stratified squamous epithelium.

 

PAPILLOMA CAUSES:

Papilloma Caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).

 

PAPILLOMA SYMPTOMS:

Age: Any Age but mostly 3rd, 4th and 5thdecade

Sex: Both sexes are equally affected.

Site: Tongue, lips, buccal mucosa, gingiva, hard and soft palate, etc.

 

Clinical presentation:

  • Clinically papilloma appears as a slow growing, exophytic, small, painless, “Cauliflower” like growth, with multiple finger like projection on the surface.
  • The size of the lesions varies from few millimeters to about one centimeter diameter
  • The base of the lesion can be either pedunculated or sessile.

 

PAPILLOMA DIAGNOSIS/ INVESTIGATIONS:

Differential Diagnosis:

  • Verruca vulgaris
  • Focal dermal hyperplasia
  • Verruciform Xanthoma
  • Fibro Epithelial polyp.

 

PAPILLOMA TREATMENT:

Surgical excision of the lesion including the base. Recurrence is rare.

Papilloma 2

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