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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 321
Eosinophilic ulcer of the tongue masquerading as malignant ulcer: An unexplored distinct pathology


1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Kunal Sah
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Saraswati Dental College, 233 Tiwari Ganj, Faizabad Road, Lucknow - 227 105, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_93_16

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Eosinophilic ulcer (EU) is a rare self-limiting chronic benign ulcerative lesion of the oral mucosa often misdiagnosed as oral malignancy. Its etiopathogenesis is ambiguous, but trauma plays an important role in the development. Microscopically, it is characterized by a polymorphic inflammatory infiltrate with a prominent eosinophilic component and large mononuclear cells extending deep into the submucosa, underlying muscle and salivary glands. We discuss a case of EU in a 55-year-old male, which presented with a symptomatic nonhealing ulcer on the right lateral border of the tongue and was further clinically misdiagnosed as malignant ulcer.


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