A 55-year-old woman was seen at an oral and maxillofacial surgery department because of a large oral swelling and complaints about difficulty eating, nasal speech and fatigue. She had full dentures in her upper jaw. Intraorally, a pain-free, pedunculated, combined solid-elastic and bone-hard tumour was found in the left maxillary tubercle region. A large, fibroepithelial polyp was diagnosed based on clinical and histopathological findings. Six weeks post-operatively, the complaints had disappeared. Chronic irritation of the oral mucosa can result in an oral fibroepithelial polyp that can be distinguished from peripheral ossifying fibroma or giant cell fibroma after histopathological examination. Such a polyp can grow to a large size if the source of irritation is not removed.
|Translated title of the contribution||A large maxillary fibroepithelial polyp: a lump in the throat|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde|
|Publication status||Published - 7-Jun-2022|