Papilloma: Definition, Clinical features, Differential diagnosis
Definition: Papilloma is a common benign proliferation, originating from the stratified squamous epithelium .
- Clinically, papilloma presents as a painless, exophytic, well-circumscribed and usually pedunculated lesion.
- Typically, it consists of numerous fingerlike projections, which give the lesion a “cauliflower” appearance .
- The tumor has a white or grayish color, and is usually between 0.5 cm and 1cm in size.
- The tongue, gingiva, and soft palate are the sites of predilection.
- Verruca vulgaris,
- condyloma acuminatum,
- Early verrucous carcinoma,
- verruciform xanthoma.