Leiomyomatous hamartoma of the midline maxillary gingival presenting as a congenital epulis: A case report with an immunohistochemical study

M. Zhang, K. Matsuo, Y. Yamashita, T. Takahashi

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Abstract

An otherwise-healthy 2-year-old Japanese female presented with a polyp-like lesion on the palatal surface at the incisive papilla. The appearance of the lesion was similar to that of a congenital epulis. The histological findings showed proliferating mesenchymal components that contained mainly smooth muscle admixed with collagen fibres, nerve fibres, small vessels and mucous salivary glands. The immunohistochemical staining findings for α-smooth-muscle actin, desmin and S-100 protein were all positive. The histological diagnosis was therefore leiomyomatous hamartoma, based on clinical microscopic observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1322-1326
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume40
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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