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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jul;71(7):1202-8. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2013.01.015. Epub 2013 Mar 21.

Florid follicular lymphoid hyperplasia of the hard palatal mucosa managed with intralesional steroids: a case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA.


Follicular lymphoid hyperplasia of the palate is a benign lymphoproliferative lesion of unknown pathogenesis. It presents usually in female patients as a painless, firm, well-demarcated, usually nonulcerated, slow-growing lesion on the palate that histopathologically may resemble a lymphoma. The authors describe a patient with this condition that was successfully treated with intralesional steroid injections. Previously reported cases were reviewed to assess the results of various treatment modalities and disease-free outcome. A nonsurgical approach to the management of follicular lymphoid hyperplasia may have better patient acceptance and satisfaction without recurrence.

Copyright © 2013 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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