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Intramucosal melanotic nevi - A case report of an unusual gingival enlargement.

Agrawal J - J Indian Soc Periodontol (2013)

Bottom Line: Intramucosal melanotic nevus with multiple polypoid presentations in oral cavity is rare; though single nevus is not uncommon.They are best categorized as hamartomas rather than true neoplasm.We present a case of intramucosal melanotic nevi in a 26-year-old male patient, which clinically resembled hereditary fibrous gingival enlargement.

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Affiliation: Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Dental College, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Intramucosal melanotic nevus with multiple polypoid presentations in oral cavity is rare; though single nevus is not uncommon. Nevi are benign proliferations of nevus cells either in the epithelium or in the subepithelial stroma. They are best categorized as hamartomas rather than true neoplasm. We present a case of intramucosal melanotic nevi in a 26-year-old male patient, which clinically resembled hereditary fibrous gingival enlargement.

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Mentions: Periodontal probe was used to detect any false or true pocket but there was no evidence of periodontal disease. Radiographically, neither the bone loss nor any sign of radiolucency was present. Preoperative clinical diagnosis was fibrous enlargement vis-à-vis to melanoma. Patient was advised extraction of right central incisor [Figures 2 and 3] (In consultation with department of prosthodontic to rule out its interference with fixed prosthesis fabrication.)


Intramucosal melanotic nevi - A case report of an unusual gingival enlargement.

Agrawal J - J Indian Soc Periodontol (2013)

Preoperative palatal view
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Preoperative palatal view
Mentions: Periodontal probe was used to detect any false or true pocket but there was no evidence of periodontal disease. Radiographically, neither the bone loss nor any sign of radiolucency was present. Preoperative clinical diagnosis was fibrous enlargement vis-à-vis to melanoma. Patient was advised extraction of right central incisor [Figures 2 and 3] (In consultation with department of prosthodontic to rule out its interference with fixed prosthesis fabrication.)

Bottom Line: Intramucosal melanotic nevus with multiple polypoid presentations in oral cavity is rare; though single nevus is not uncommon.They are best categorized as hamartomas rather than true neoplasm.We present a case of intramucosal melanotic nevi in a 26-year-old male patient, which clinically resembled hereditary fibrous gingival enlargement.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Dental College, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Intramucosal melanotic nevus with multiple polypoid presentations in oral cavity is rare; though single nevus is not uncommon. Nevi are benign proliferations of nevus cells either in the epithelium or in the subepithelial stroma. They are best categorized as hamartomas rather than true neoplasm. We present a case of intramucosal melanotic nevi in a 26-year-old male patient, which clinically resembled hereditary fibrous gingival enlargement.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus