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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 510-513

A silent tumor of the gingiva: An unusual case report and surgical management with 1 year follow-up


Department of Periodontology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Dental College, Rahata, Ahmednagar, Loni, Maharashtra, India

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Avneesh Tejnani
Department of Periodontology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Dental College, Rahata, Ahmednagar, Loni - 413 736, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.118326

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Neurofibroma is a benign tumor of the peripheral nerve sheath characterized by the proliferation of Schwann's cells, perineural cells, and endoneurial fibroblasts. Here, we present a case of unique variation in the observed characteristics of a neurofibroma, with no relation to neurofibromatosis (NF) type-1 or von Recklinghausen disease of the skin. A swelling was observed in the right maxillary gingiva in relation with 14-16 regions of a 25-year-old female patient. The lesion was smooth, with sessile base, painless, non-ulcerated, and with normal color. An excisional biopsy of the lesion was performed, and histologically the diagnosis was confirmed. The patient remains uneventful after 1 year of clinical follow-up. Oral cavity involvement by a solitary neurofibroma in patients with no other signs of NF is uncommon and the gingival involvement is very rare.


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