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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 4 ( July-August, 2022 ) > List of Articles


A Rare Gingival Lesion in Children: Fibroepithelial Hyperplasia

Babita Niranjan, Nandihalli Devendrappa Shashikiran, Ashutosh Dubey, Shilpy Singla, Chandresh Shukla, Shikha Mali

Keywords : Fibrous growth, Gingival lesion, Hyperplasia

Citation Information : Niranjan B, Shashikiran ND, Dubey A, Singla S, Shukla C, Mali S. A Rare Gingival Lesion in Children: Fibroepithelial Hyperplasia. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (4):468-471.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2412

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: This case report aims to describe the management of a case of rare gingival lesion in a young pediatric patient. Background: An increase in the size of the gingival tissue is known as gingival hyperplasia. This can cause esthetic as well as functional problems, and interfere with normal functions like mastication and speech. A histological form of fibroma, fibroepithelial hyperplasia is a proliferative fibrous lesion of the gingival tissue. These lesions can be caused by trauma or persistent irritation, or they can develop from the periodontal, periodontal ligament, or periosteum cells. Case description: This paper discusses a situation in which the parents of a 4-year-old girl presented to the department with a major complaint of swelling in the upper front tooth region, who was diagnosed with fibroepithelial hyperplasia with the help of a biopsy and histologic evaluation. Conclusion: In this case surgical excision was performed under local anesthesia with no postoperative complications, and a 2-year follow-up was made with a positive outcome. Clinical significance: When these type of gingival lesions are present, they should be investigated and diagnosed properly. They should be managed as soon as possible without causing any further complications to permanent dentition.

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