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plasmocytic epulis

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Definition: gingival localization of an oral plasma cell granuloma.

An oral plasma cell granuloma (PCG) is a rare reactive tumor such as proliferation composed chiefly of plasmacytic infiltrate. Both clinically and histopathologically, it may be misinterpreted as various pathological entities thus necessitating the complete evaluation of patient and proper histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis of the tissue.

See also

- plasmocytic gingivitis

Open references

- Plasma cell gingivitis with severe alveolar bone loss. Kumar V, Tripathi AK, Saimbi CS, Sinha J. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jan 16;2015. pii: bcr2014207013. doi : 10.1136/bcr-2014-207013 PMID: 25596294 Free

- Value of immunohistochemistry in diagnosing a rare case of maxillofacial plasma cell granuloma masquerading as a gingival epulis. 2015. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25729225