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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 214-218

Oral focal mucinosis of palatal mucosa: A rare case report


Department, of Periodontology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Singh Jagmohan
Department of Periodontology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Patiala(Punjab). H. no. 68, Master Colony, Magrala Road, Dinanagar. District, Gurdaspur - 143531, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.101098

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Oral focal mucinosis (OFM), an oral counterpart of cutaneous focal mucinosis, is a rare disease of unknown etiology. Its pathogenesis may be due to the overproduction of hyaluronic acid by a fibroblast, at the expense of collagen production, resulting in focal myxoid degeneration of the connective tissue, primarily affecting the mucosa overlying the bone. It has no distinctive clinical features, as the diagnosis is solely based on the histopathological features. This article reports of a 32-year-old female having the rare disease of oral focal mucinosis, involving the posterior palatal mucosa, and discusses its clinicopathological features and differential diagnosis of myxomatous lesions of the oral cavity.


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