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Quintessence Int. 2008 Jul-Aug;39(7):611-5.

Oral focal mucinosis.

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Department of Oral Pathology, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Parana (PUCPR), Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.


Oral focal mucinosis is an uncommon clinicopathologic condition that is considered the oral counterpart of cutaneous focal mucinosis. It is a disease of unknown etiology where the connective tissue undergoes a focal myxoid degeneration. A literature review disclosed 47 published cases of oral focal mucinosis. An additional case is presented; the clinical and histologic differential diagnosis, sex, age, location, treatment, and recurrence are discussed.

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