Cavity Tumours - Benign
evolves from epithelial tissue and has a prevalence of 0.1 per
cent in Sweden . In a clinical situation, papilloma cannot
be distinguished from verruca vulgaris. Papillomas are usually
stalked and have a cauliflower-like surface, but they can also
have a broad base and a fairly smooth surface. Papillomas grow
slowly and almost invariably remain benign. They are caused by
local trauma, but cases exist where papilloma virus has been
demonstrated [8,9]. *CASE*
is mainly composed of connective tissue. This lesion is quite
rare, the prevalence in Sweden is less than 0.1 per cent .
Clinically it is indistinguishable from irritant hyperplasia.
The fibroma is usually manifested as solid, well demarcated,
rounded structure covered by ordinary mucosa. Local trauma, which
occasionally gives rise to an ulcerated surface, is the most
common cause of fibroma. Fibroma is a benign tumour, but can
grow aggressively [8,9].
are a number of other benign tumours in the oral cavity of which
the granular cell tumour or myoblastoma should
be mentioned. This is a benign tumour of the tongue that is often
covered by hyperplastic epithelium and exhibits so-called pseudoepitheliomatous
Furthermore, fibroepithelioma, hemangioma and lipoma can
be categorized as benign tumours of the oral cavity [8,9].
tumours should be removed and sent for histopathological examination
to secure a definitive diagnosis.