Papilloma: Definition, Clinical features, Differential diagnosis

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Papilloma: Definition, Clinical features, Differential diagnosis

Definition: Papilloma is a common benign proliferation, originating from the stratified squamous epithelium .

Clinical features:

  • 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.

Differential diagnosis:

  • Verruca vulgaris,
  • condyloma acuminatum,
  • Early verrucous carcinoma,
  • verruciform xanthoma.

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Category: Dental, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery

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