Oral cavity
Other benign tumors / conditions
Gingival hyperplasia

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 April 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Gingival hyperplasia[TI] OR fibrous hyperplasia[TI] oral cavity[mh]

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Gingival hyperplasia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitygingivalhyperplasia.html. Accessed January 24th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Also called fibrous hyperplasia
  • Associated with diphenylhydantoin (Dilantin) ingestion; also cyclosporine A, nifedipine and other drugs
  • May require surgical excision