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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 424-427

Gingival plasma cell granuloma: An occult lesion of rare origin

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Farooqia Dental College and Hospital, Mysuru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Susmitha Hosagadde Rathnakara
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Farooqia Dental College and Hospital, Mysuru - 570 021, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.JIAOMR_43_16

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Plasma cell granuloma (PCG) is an exceedingly rare non-neoplastic lesion. The pathogenesis of the PCG remains unclear. It manifests as a localized, benign proliferation of polyclonal plasma cell population. It occurs primarily in the lungs but may also occur on other anatomical structures including the oral cavity, with gingiva being the rarest site. Here, we report the case of a 55-year-old female with two nodular growths seen on the left maxillary and mandibular posterior gingiva, which gave an impression clinically as pyogenic granulomas and histopathologically as nonspecific pathological entities. Advanced investigations such as immunohistochemistry was done, which ruled out other potential plasma cell neoplasms and confirmed the diagnosis of PCG.

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