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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


Gingival angioleiomyoma mimicking as pyogenic granuloma- A report of rare case


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Author Details: Prenika Sharma*,Saima Tariq

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 204

Article End Page : 206


Abstract

Leiomyomas are the smooth muscle tumors that most commonly occur in the uterus, skin and gastrointestinal tract. They are benign in nature and rarely seen in oral cavity and it accounts for 0.42% of all oral soft tissue tumors. Angioleiomyomas are believed to be originated from perivascular area of blood vessels. Angioleiomyomas presents a diagnostic challenge as its clinical features are non-specific that mimics other exophytic lesions and is usually misdiagnosed.
Here we are reporting a case of angioleiomyoma in a 14- year- old Kashmiri boy.  It is very rare case involving mandibular gingiva. Clinically Lesion presented as reactive inflammatory hyperplasia and histopathologic examination revealed features of angioleiomyoma.

Keywords: Angioleiomyoma (ALs), Benign tumor, Pyogenic granuloma, Histopathology (HPE)

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-6194.2018.0050