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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 180-182

Verruciform xanthoma of the lip: A rarity


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, DY Patil School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Treville Pereira
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, DY Patil School of Dentistry, Sector 7, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400 706, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.182356

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Verruciform xanthoma (VX) is an uncommon, benign, asymptomatic mucocutaneous lesion of an unknown etiopathology. It usually presents as a papule or single plaque with a verrucous or a papillomatous surface and pale yellowish to red in color. It occurs primarily on the masticatory mucosa of middle-aged individuals. We report a case of VX on the lip of a 59-year-old man. Histopathologically, VX is diagnosed by the presence of foam cells in the papillary region of the connective tissue. Differentiating a verrucous carcinoma from VX is important, especially in small superficial lesions, which may lead to inappropriate and excessive surgical intervention. Treatment of VX consists of simple surgical excision and recurrence is rare.


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