Localized hyperplastic lesions of the oral mucosa: A clinico - pathological study


A retrospective study of (96) cases of mucosal hyperplastic lesions of the oral cavity was carried out. The distribution of the lesions in relation to the age, sex, size and the site of origin was performed. The result shows that these lesions affect similar age groups except denture induced hyperplasia, which affect older age group Females were affected more than males especially for peripheral giant cell granuloma and denture induced hyperplasia, Fibro - epithelial polyp and fibrous epulis show smaller size than other types of the lesions. Majority of pyogenic granuloma and peripheral giant cell granuloma arised in the posterior part of the jaws, by contrast to other type of the lesions which show no difference in their site of origin.