Epulis Fissuratum: Definition, Etiology, Clinical features, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

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Epulis Fissuratum: Definition, Etiology, Clinical features, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

Definition: Epulis fissuratum, or denture fibrous hyperplasia, is a relatively common hyperplasia of the fibrous connective tissue.

Etiology : Poorly fitting partial or complete denture.

Clinical features:

  • The lesion presents as multiple or single inflamed and elongated papillary folds, usually in the mucolabial or mucobuccal grooves.
  • The lesions are mobile, and usually ulcerated at the base of the folds.
  • The diagnosis is usually made at the clinical level.

Laboratory test: Histopathological examination.

Differential diagnosis:

  • Neurofibromatosis,
  • fibroma,
  • fibroepithelial polyp,
  • squamous-cell carcinoma.

Treatment: Surgical excision and construction of a new denture.

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Category: Dental, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery

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