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Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Florid follicular lymphoid hyperplasia of the hard palatal mucosa managed with intralesional steroids: a case report and review of the literature.


PMID 23522767

Abstract

Follicular lymphoid hyperplasia of the palate is a benign lymphoproliferative lesion of unknown pathogenesis. It presents usually in female patients as a painless, firm, well-demarcated, usually nonulcerated, slow-growing lesion on the palate that histopathologically may resemble a lymphoma. The authors describe a patient with this condition that was successfully treated with intralesional steroid injections. Previously reported cases were reviewed to assess the results of various treatment modalities and disease-free outcome. A nonsurgical approach to the management of follicular lymphoid hyperplasia may have better patient acceptance and satisfaction without recurrence.