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

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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 158-161
Oral pulse granuloma associated with ameloblastoma: Report of a case and review of literature

1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, MGV's Dental College, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Oral Surgery, MGV's Dental College, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

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Uma Vasant Datar
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Sangli - 416 415, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.203766

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Oral pulse granuloma (PG) is a rare lesion that presents as a foreign body granulomatous reaction to implanted food particles of plant or vegetable origin. It is classified as a central or a peripheral lesion depending on the location. Rarely, a central oral PG may be associated with a cyst or tumor, thus leading to a deceptive histopathological picture. This is exemplified in the present case of 27-year-old female patient who reported with a swelling on the left posterior region of mandible which was diagnosed as ameloblastoma. The excisional specimen depicted a varied histopathological picture showing follicular ameloblastoma and foreign body granulomas associated with hyaline rings. Based on histopathological, histochemical and polarized microscopy findings; these hyaline rings were diagnosed to be remnants of a plant cell/legume. The aim of this article was to present a case of PG associated with ameloblastoma and discuss its histochemical and polarizing microscopic features.

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