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Oral Verrucopapillary Lesions: A Diagnostic Conundrum

Sowmya SV

Keywords : Biologic behavior, Oral cavity, Verrucopapillary

Citation Information : SV S. Oral Verrucopapillary Lesions: A Diagnostic Conundrum. World J Dent 2019; 10 (2):158-164.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1624

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: This review provides an overview of various classifications and aims to focus on the characteristic distinguishing features of oral verrucopapillary lesions that direct towards arriving at a diagnosis and assessment of their biologic behavior. Background: A variety of pathological conditions affect the normal morphologic and surface characteristics of the oral mucosa. Verrucopapillary lesions (VPLs) are one such group of diseases that are diagnostically disputed and comprise of a spectrum of reactive, benign and malignant lesions. They can be categorized broadly into focal and multifocal lesions. Review results: The classic clinical, histopathological and Immunohistochemical characteristics of oral verrucopapillary lesions may help in their accurate diagnosis. Clinical significance: Despite, few indistinguishable clinical presentations of VPLs, their specific morphology, etiology, and discrete histopathological features may ease out the diagnostic dilemma and facilitate appropriate treatment.

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