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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 147

Oral verruca vulgaris


1 Mercy Multispeciality Dental Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 GP Multispeciality Hospital, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication19-Dec-2016

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Karthik Shunmugavelu
Mercy Multispeciality Dental Centre, 8/27, Parvathipuram 1st Street, Thiruneermalai Main Road, Chrompet, Chennai - 600 044, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2468-838X.196111

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Shunmugavelu K, Gopalakrishnan P. Oral verruca vulgaris. BLDE Univ J Health Sci 2016;1:147

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Shunmugavelu K, Gopalakrishnan P. Oral verruca vulgaris. BLDE Univ J Health Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 May 25];1:147. Available from: http://www.bldeujournalhs.in/text.asp?2016/1/2/147/196111

Dear Sir,

A 50-year-old female patient was referred to the Department of Dentistry and Faciomaxillary Surgery with presentation of discomfort in relation to the inner part of the left cheek. The patient was conscious, oriented, and afebrile. Vitals were stable. Medical history, dental history, drug allergy history, and occupational and personal history were not relevant. Mouth opening and lateral temporomandibular joint movements were satisfactory. Occlusion was stable. Extraoral examination was of no relevance. Intraoral examination revealed painless, exophytic, sessile mass measuring 3.5 cm × 2.5 cm in relation to left buccal mucosa [Figure 1]. Differential diagnosis included oral verruca vulgaris, oral squamous cell carcinoma, oral leukoplakia, oral verrucous carcinoma, oral lichen planus, and oral squamous papilloma. Under local anesthesia in combination with adrenaline 1:200,000, the mass was surgically excised and sent for histopathological examination. Histopathologically, there were parakeratosis, acanthosis with occasional koilocytes, irregular papillomatosis, mild subepithelial lymphocytic infiltrate, and inward bending of rete ridges at both margins suggestive of oral verruca vulgaris.
Figure 1: Intraoral clinical view of the exophytic mass in relation to the left buccal mucosa

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