Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2016;5(2):129-132. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2016.01015)

Fibro-epithelial polyps in children: A report of two cases with a literature review.

Mishra A, Pandey RK


A fibro-epithelial polyp is the most common epithelial benign tumor of the oral cavity. Such a polyp is of mesodermal origin and it is a pink, red, or white knob-like painless growth that is sessile or pedunculated. A fibro-epithelial polyp commonly occurs on buccal mucosa, the tongue, or the gingiva. A fibro-epithelial polyp is an inflammatory hyperplastic lesion in response to chronic irritation due to calculus, sharp tooth edges, irregular denture borders, or overhanging restorations. Such a polyp rarely occurs before the fourth decade of life and its prevalence is not sex-specific. The current paper presents two cases where an intraoral fibro-epithelial polyp was successfully managed in children. Conservative surgical excision was performed in both cases. A follow-up at 3 months revealed uneventful healing of the site without reoccurrence of the lesion.

KEYWORDS: Fibro-epithelial polyp, traumatic fibroma, benign tumor

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