PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 4 No. 4, 1998

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Oral Focal Mucinosis of the Tongue

Giuseppe SODA, Andrea BAIOCCHINI, Daniela BOSCO, Stefano NARDONI, Marco MELIS

Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology, University of Rome ''La Sapienza'', Rome, Italy

 

Oral focal mucinosis (OFM) is an uncommon clinicopathological entity which is considered to be the oral counterpart of cutaneous focal mucinosis and cutaneous myxoid cyst. It is comprised of a clinically elevated mass with a histological feature of localised areas of myxomatous connective tissue. The present study adds a rare case of OFM of the tongue to the literature, and we present a review of the most characteristic oral myxomatous lesions. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 4, Nr 4, 304-307, 1998

Key words: focal mucinosis; oral


Received: Apr 9, 1998; accepted: Sep 15, 1998
Correspondence: Marco MELIS, Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology, University of Rome ''La Sapienza'', V. Le Regina Elena 324 Rome 00161, Italy; Tel: +39-6-4461972, Fax: +39-6-4461972; E-mail: mmelis@axrma.uniromal.it

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