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Int J Paediatr Dent. 2017 May;27(3):231-235. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12278. Epub 2016 Dec 3.

Cryotherapy for localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia: preliminary findings on two cases.

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1
Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Araraquara Dental School, UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, SP, Brazil.
2
Department of Diagnosis and Surgery, Araraquara Dental School, UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, SP, Brazil.
3
Oral Pathology, Department of Stomatology, Public Oral Health and Forensic Dentistry, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (FORP/USP), Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.
4
Hematology Division, Department of Clinical Medicine, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (FORP/USP), Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia (LJSGH) is a distinct subtype of inflammatory gingival hyperplasia that shows lack of response to traditional periodontal treatment, and after surgical excision, recurrence rate of 6-16% has been reported.

CASE REPORT:

Two girls (11- and 9-year-old) with multifocal red patches along the maxillary and mandibular labial gingiva showed no regression of the lesions after basic periodontal treatment. Surgical excision of focal lesion in each case was performed, which showed typical features of LJSGH. In both cases, the lesions presented recurrence. Hence, cryotherapy sessions in all lesions were performed.

CONCLUSION:

Cryotherapy appears to be successfully in LJSGH and well received by paediatric patients.

PMID:
27914098
DOI:
10.1111/ipd.12278
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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