Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2010; 14 (2): 145-146

Uncommon case of symmetrical fibrous hyperplasia of the hard palate

S. Di Lorenzo, A. Milia, B. Corradino, A. Cordova

Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche ed Oncologiche, Sezione Chirurgia Plastica, Palermo University (Italy)


Abstract. – The fibrous hyperplasia of the palate (fibroma) is a benign tumor which has its origin in the soft tissue and whose frequency is estimated to be 1.2% on adult subjects. Rarely the size exceeds the cm, but in these cases a complaint of increasing difficulty of mastication and swallowing appears. We describe the case of a young white woman affected with two peculiar symmetric lesions of the secondary hard palate, that could be the consequence of an abnormal answer to a chronic inflammatory stimulation.

Corresponding Author: Sara Di Lorenzo, MD; e-mail: dilsister@libero.it

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S. Di Lorenzo, A. Milia, B. Corradino, A. Cordova
Uncommon case of symmetrical fibrous hyperplasia of the hard palate

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2010
Vol. 14 - N. 2
Pages: 145-146