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J Periodontol. 2001 Aug;72(8):1100-2.

Oral focal mucinosis of the gingiva: case report.

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Dental School, University of Chieti, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Oral focal mucinosis is a rare disease of unknown etiology, where the connective tissue undergoes a focal myxoid degeneration.

METHODS:

We describe a 48-year-old patient who was referred for a firm, tender mass located on the gingiva of the left central mandibular incisor. The first clinical impression at examination was that of a periodontal abscess.

RESULTS:

The lesion underwent a biopsy, and the final microscopic diagnosis was oral focal mucinosis.

CONCLUSIONS:

It must be stressed that in most focal gingival lesions, a preoperative diagnosis can be almost impossible.

PMID:
11525444
DOI:
10.1902/jop.2001.72.8.1100
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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