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Traumatic Fibroma : Clinical Features, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Traumatic Fibroma : Clinical Features, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment

Etiology
1) Chronic low-grade trauma/irritation
2) A reactive (hyperplastic), rather than neoplastic, process
Clinical Presentation
1) Firm
2) Same as or more pale than surrounding tissue
3) Pedunculated or broadly based (sessile) fibrous mass with a smooth, elevated surface
4) Asymptomatic and slow growing
5) May be secondarily ulcerated or keratotic
6) Typically in regions accessible to trauma: buccal mucosa, lateral tongue margin, lower lip

 Traumatic Fibroma : Clinical Features, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment

Diagnosis
Appearance
Location
Differential Diagnosis
1) Other submucosa/connective soft tissue tumors, as follow:       a) Granular cell tumor       b) Neurofibroma        c) Lipoma      d) Schwannoma
2) Salivary tumor
3) Metastatic tumor
Treatment    Conservative local excision
Prognosis   Excellent

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