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

Agrawal J - J Indian Soc Periodontol (2013)

Bottom Line: 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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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: Incision biopsy was performed. Following histological report of nevus, gingivectomy was undertaken with adequate alveoloplasty [Figures 4 and 5]. Healing was satisfactory after one month [Figure 6].


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

Agrawal J - J Indian Soc Periodontol (2013)

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Figure 6: Post operative view (after one month)
Mentions: Incision biopsy was performed. Following histological report of nevus, gingivectomy was undertaken with adequate alveoloplasty [Figures 4 and 5]. Healing was satisfactory after one month [Figure 6].

Bottom Line: 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.

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