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Oral traumatic granuloma: report of a case and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20089067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic granuloma is an uncommon condition considered to be a benign, reactive lesion that usually affects the tongue. The exact pathogenesis implicated in the development of this lesion is not clear. However, trauma has been found to be a contributing factor in a majority of the cases. Clinically, it often presents as an ulceration or an indurated submucosal mass. Microscopically, it is characterized by a diffuse polymorphic cell infiltrate composed predominantly of eosinophils extending deep into the submucosa causing degeneration of the underlying muscle. Recognition of the lesion is important because it often mimics oral squamous cell carcinoma. But traumatic granuloma is self-limiting and tends to resolve spontaneously. This paper describes a case of traumatic granuloma on the dorsal surface of tongue in a 62-year-old woman. The clinical aspects, pathogenesis and histopathology of this uncommon lesion are discussed with an emphasis on its benign, self-limiting nature.
Bobby K Joseph; Devipriya BairavaSundaram
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1600-9657     ISO Abbreviation:  Dent Traumatol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-21     Completed Date:  2010-03-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091305     Medline TA:  Dent Traumatol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-7     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Facial Injuries / complications
Granuloma / etiology,  pathology*,  surgery
Tongue Diseases / etiology,  pathology*,  surgery
Tongue Neoplasms / diagnosis

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