Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Search Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 607
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 416-418

Leiomyoma of the gingiva: A rarity


1 Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Mayuri Agarwal
Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, A 1/8, Lakhanpur, Kanpur-208024, Uttar Pradesh
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1185

Rights and Permissions

Leiomyoma is a benign tumor originating from the smooth muscle. The most frequent site of appearance is uterine myometrium, gastrointestinal tract and skin. They are rare in oral cavity (0.065%) due to the scarcity of smooth muscles. The most common sites of occurrence in oral cavity are tongue, lips, hard and soft palate and cheeks. Other less frequent locations are the floor of mouth and gingiva. We present a rare case of leiomyoma in a 20-year-old female patent, present since 6 years involving the gingiva between lower left canine and first premolar. Clinical and histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of leiomyoma.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed155    
    Printed3    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded44    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal