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Giant Fibrous Epulis: A Case Report of a Benign Mass of the Oral Cavity

Melissa Laus, Manuel Antonio Conti, Adelchi Croce
2016 International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery  
The epulis is a relatively frequent benign oral lesion that originates from the gingival and which has no degenerative potential. A 73-year-old-woman came to our attention for a mass, located in the oral cavity and more precisely in the right inferior maxillary alveolar ridge, that the patient firstly noticed 2 years earlier. Its dimensions increased over time and now were relevant. The mass was mobile, and non-ulcerated e did not evoke pain when palpated. It was characterized by a thin pedicle
more » ... d by a thin pedicle and its resection, under local anesthesia, allowed a complete removal of the mass itself. The histological examination showed a fibrous and plasmacellular epulis with calcific spots and mixoid aspects. We here report this case for the unique dimensions of this epulis and in order to give a useful example that could help in the differential diagnosis of the lesions located in the oral cavity.
doi:10.4236/ijohns.2016.56035 fatcat:mzukevo3hzbbba7aqj2wzojype