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.
- 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.
- fibroepithelial polyp,
- squamous-cell carcinoma.
Treatment: Surgical excision and construction of a new denture.