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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists


 
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 361-362
Oral leiomyoma


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Banur, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pathology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Gurkiran Kaur
Department of Oral Pathology, Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Banur, District Rajpura, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.86727

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Oral leiomyoma is a benign smooth muscle tumor with a low incidence. Oral leiomyomas present as slow growing, asymptomatic sub mucosal masses, usually in the tongue, hard palate or buccal mucosa. They may be seen at any age and are usually discovered when they are 1 to 2 cm in diameter. The diagnosis is mainly determined by histological studies and special stains that confirm the smooth muscle origin. Surgical excision appears to be the best line of treatment and recurrence is unexpected. The purpose of this article is to present a case of a 32-year old male with a 1 month history of a leiomyoma on his right submandibular region.


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