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 Caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).
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.
- 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:
- Verruca vulgaris
- Focal dermal hyperplasia
- Verruciform Xanthoma
- Fibro Epithelial polyp.
Surgical excision of the lesion including the base. Recurrence is rare.