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Oral Fibromas and Fibromatoses


Fibrous growths of the oral soft tissues are fairly common and include a diverse group of reactive and neoplastic conditions. Some of these conditions are discussed elsewhere in Medscape Drugs & Diseases. For example, the term epulis fissuratum refers to epithelial and fibrous hyperplasia specifically related to, and the result of, trauma from the border of a removable denture. It may be viewed as the mucosal counterpart of acanthoma fissuratum.

See the image below depicting fibrous tumorlike growth of the oral soft tissues.

Fibroma of the left labial commissure in a 59-year

Fibroma of the left labial commissure in a 59-year-old man.

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