Traumatic granuloma/eosinophilic ulcer

Zain, R.B. and Abdul Hamid, J. and Awang, M.N. (1986) Traumatic granuloma/eosinophilic ulcer. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 15 (3). pp. 451-453. ISSN 0304-4602,


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Two case reports of an uncommon type of oral ulcerative lesion are presented. These lesions are of long duration, benign and reactive, and may clinically mimic a malignant ulcer. Histologically, these are deep lesions which exhibit 'pseudoinvasion' into skeletal muscle. There is a predominance of eosinophils while other chronic inflammatory cells such as plasma cells and histiocytes are in abundance. A brief review of the literature showed past treatment being surgical excision, incisional biopsy, radiation, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen and no treatment. All modalities used result in resolution of the lesion.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult; Article; Case Report; Eosinophilic Granuloma; Female; Human; Male; Mouth Disease; Mouth Mucosa; Pathology; Tongue Disease; Ulcer
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Oral surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine & Periodontology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rosnah Mohd Zain
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 08:54
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 02:42

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