Recurrent exophytic growth on maxillary posterior edentulous alveolar ridge - a diagnostic challenge

Aditya Patney, Amar A. Sholapurkar, Keerthilatha M. Pai, Monica C. Solomon

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Abstract

Accurate diagnosis of recurrent intra-oral exophytic lesions require a thorough history, meticulous clinical examination and the experience of assessing these lesions, because they are not commonplace. Despite this, instituting the correct diagnosis tests the skills of an oral medicine expert. Therefore, the same is all the more challenging for a general practitioner who may encounter these lesions without any significant experience. The importance of diagnosing such lesions cannot be understated, as they may represent a myriad of conditions ranging from seemingly innocuous benign pathologic processes to much more sinister ones, like oral malignancy; occasionally some of these lesions may manifest atypically. Such atypical presentations may cloud the diagnostic process. Here a case uncharacteristic of the condition it represented is reported with the aim of increasing awareness of the diagnosis of such lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberArticle P286
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalDental update
Volume39
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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