Other benign tumors / conditions
Focal epithelial hyperplasia
Reviewer: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 June 2013, last major update May 2013
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- Also called Heck’s disease
- Discrete, recurrent papillary lesions on oral mucosa in Native American and Eskimo children, associated with HPV 1, 13, 32 (Eur J Dermatol 2011;21:396)
Lesions on tongue and lip
- Well-circumscribed, sessile and pale elevation of buccal mucosa
- Balloon cells in malpighian layers, localized areas of mucosal epithelial hyperplasia with marked acanthosis and parakeratosis
Typical nuclear changes
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