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Oral focal mucinosis: Review of the literature and seven additional cases.
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PMID:  21466997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Oral focal mucinosis (OFM) is a rare, asymptomatic, benign lesion of unknown etiology that usually involves the mandibular gingiva. This article reports on seven patients, six of whom had lesions that involved the gingiva and one that involved the palate. All cases demonstrated the classic lobular, myxomatous mesenchymal tissue with stellate cells. In all cases, immunohistochemical staining for S-100-protein expression was negative, thus excluding the principal differential diagnoses of myxoid neurofibroma and neurothekeoma (nerve sheath myxoma). This article seeks to bring OFM to the attention of clinicians and pathologists who must consider the differential diagnosis of gingival and palatal nodules.
Nagamani Narayana; John Casey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:    2009 Mar-Apr
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Created Date:  2011-04-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e11-3     Citation Subset:  D    
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