Inflammatory (non-infectious) lesions
Reviewer: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 June 2013, last major update March 2013
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- Rare neurological disorder characterized by orofacial swelling (usually of upper lip), peripheral facial nerve paralysis and plicated tongue
- No known cause; onset in childhood or early adolescence
- After recurrent attacks, swelling may persist and eventually become permanent
- Lips become hard, cracked and fissured with a reddish-brown discoloration
- Cheilitis granulomatosa: may be a variant, sometimes considered to be a monosymptomatic form of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome
Diffuse swelling of lip
- Granulomatous inflammation of lip stroma
End of Oral cavity > Inflammatory (non-infectious) lesions > Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome
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